(Nothing Better to Do?) Cops Arrest 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey
Two nights ago, artist Shepard Fairey was arrested in Boston on two outstanding warrants as he was about to enter a sold-out dance event at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The event was the kick off to his ICA show Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand.
He was charged with two counts of damage to property, i.e. graffiti--the art form for which he is best known. Local anti-graffiti activists had complained that the artist was the subject of a museum show.
The charges stem from last month when he'd painted his "Andre The Giant" graffiti near an entrance to the Massachusetts Turnpike and the Boston University bridge across the Charles River.
Because of his arrest, Fairey was unable to DJ the opening party which was such a hot event that tickets were scalped on Craigslist for up to $500.