BlackCommentator.com Art: Defend Equality By Shepard Fairey, Los Angeles CA
Statement: I’m very happy that Obama had the courage
and conviction to show his support for marriage equality
despite the possible political fallout. Even though I’m
pushing for campaign finance reform, I agree with MoveOn
that support for Obama’s risk-taking is warranted
and may be needed to help preserve the progress on the issue.
The world needs more love, not more people trying to discriminate
against consenting adults who love the way they choose.
Fairey is a contemporary artist, graphic designer, and
illustrator. He first became known for his "André
the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign, in which he
appropriated images from the comedic super market tabloid
Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in
the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack
Obama "HOPE" poster. The Institute of Contemporary
Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most
influential street artists. His work is included in the
collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Victoria
and Albert Museum in London. Click here
to contact Mr. Fairey.
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