Los Angeles-based street artist Shepard Fairey is best known in art circles as the man who created the instantly recognizable Andre the Giant “Obey” graphic, and to the wider public as the artist who faced-off with the Associated Press over copyright laws for his use of a photo in this Barak Obama poster.
This week, Fairey’s in Dallas as part of the latest project by the Dallas Contemporary, which has commissioned five new murals from the artist that will be put up on walls around town: on Singleton Blvd. and Sylvan Ave. in West Dallas, and at the Dallas Contemporary’s location on Glass St. in the Design District. In addition, Fairey will DJ this weekend’s Phenomenon party at the Dallas Contemporary.
D Magazine‘s Elizabeth Lavin sends these images of Fairey at work. Also, stay tuned to FrontRow for an interview with Fairey.
All photos by Elizabeth Lavin