To help with visual access, I offer a description of the first painting: It is of a woman with big warm smile, glasses, and black hair pulled back, dressed in blue. She is surrounded by a wide yellow line, like a light around her. The background is lavender, and the text says (printed in ordinary handwriting): "Myra Thompson was a teacher years ago. Some of her students that are grown now praised her for the great job she did with them. Myra was the leader of Emanuel church's property committee. She was dedicated to preserving and restoring this sacred building."
The portraits capture how beautiful they were!!
Fair play, matastrophe.
poor little rich kid
I couldn't get the TMZ link to load, so I didn't use it. But, yes, one of the rare times a TMZ airport attack goon has produced something interesting.
^ A source quoting TMZ™?
Hey, look! I'm a street artist person, too!
oh hes such a lawbreaker..
He has a net worth of $15 million....hes hardly a street artist anymore.
Actually he is part of the 1% he rails against. If he is such a true believer of progressive causes, why not throw in a couple million and really help Detroit...
... better yet, why not throw a million or so at the problems in his hometown.
Beautiful portraits of beautiful people. Thanks for sharing these with us!
thank you, slim. a true labor of love.<3
If I could do this I'd still be tagging trains. This guy is a master.
In other breaking news, Walmart has a 2 for $5 sale on socks.
Unfortunately Mr. Fairey had no choice but to go commercial, unless of course he wanted to come back to the Chuck and work up at the Harris Teeter, they're hiring. Every artist that wants to actually make a living creating Art of any type sells out eventually. Its the way of the world. We have some amazing creative people come out of here over the last 15 years or so. Many are up in NYC paying NYC rents, they best produce what sells or they'll end up back in the Chuck asking paper or plastic. I encourage crass commercialism among anybody wanting to make a living out of the Arts. They can do what they want with their talent after they pay their rent and buy food. They want Mao Cats and Obey Giants well then give it to them tenfold and deposit the checks. Obama is not an artist, just a sellout. Wait, maybe hes like all politicians....a Bullshit Artist.
Ha. Very nice one, Matastrophe.
Terrible artist ...he's a homophobe too , but that's not cool to say about charleston's golden boy liberal "artist"
"When asked if Obama has lived up to the poster, Fairey replied, 'Not even close.' He went on to explain that, 'Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that he’s compromised on that I never would have expected.'"
Really? Someone who has compromised so much doesn't understand compromise?
Awesome article! Looking forward to seeing Fairey's work
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