shepard fairey and the icon process

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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

shepard fairey and the icon process

while i don’t wholly subscribe to the idea that art is just as much about the process as the finished piece, there are certainly some nuggets of wisdom there.

[please, let us all pause and soak in the fact that i just dropped the phrase ‘nuggets of wisdom’ on you…]

you may or may not know the name shepard fairey, but i’m certain you know his work.

how ’bout them apples?

as you can see, it’s certainly no exaggeration to say that fairey created some of the most iconic political images in the history of political engagement in the united states.

beyond these obama pieces, though, shepard fairey is a legendary street artist and now, highly sought after artist on an international level.

getting back to my opening remarks about process, i came across this well-produced video of fairey creating a piece of art and i thought it was both captivating and really showed the intricate process that it takes to create the type of art he produces.

so, enjoy this nugget of artistic masterpiece.