Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Shepard Fairey in NYC

I went down to Houston and the Bowery to check out Shepard Fairey in action, just one day after seeing him in "Exit Through the Gift Shop." Anyway, I was surprised by how many folks passing by in this "hip" neighborhood asked me who he was. The name "Shepard Fairey" didn't seem to mean anything to them -- not even when I identified it with the iconic Obama image. The younger folks got excited when I told them he was the "Obey guy" -- whose fashions they sport. That meant something to them. Gee -- and I thought his name was recognizable to everyone. My reality seems somewhat warped!

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