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Fairey Arrested For Graffiti

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Police Arrest Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles Over Outstanding Detroit Warrant

by Christie Chu

Graffitti art by Shepard Fairey on the side of a vacant building on Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. Photo: Courtesy of John T. Greilick / Detroit News.

Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey, who was recently charged with a felony after he reportedly vandalized several buildings during his stay in Detroit, was arrested earlier this week in Los Angeles, according to the Detroit News.

Last month, Fairey, 45, known for his iconic Obama “Hope” posters, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property after an arrest warrant was filed in Detroit.

The artist was commissioned to paint a 184-foot by 60-foot mural at One Campus Martius, a public park, and he openly told the press he planned on creating illegal works during his visit. Around this time, several “Obey” logos and murals were seen in the city’s downtown area.

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Posted on July 13, 2015 by Editor

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