"BOSTON (Feb. 7) - A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Barack Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday.
Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand."
Obey used to be one of my first favorite brands before it got mainstream. The whole concept of the brand is what I liked the most and how he got famous. I respect him for still doing his thing and hitting the streets with the slaps and wheat pasting, yet still got a brand on the side. I like Obey for its whole graffiti purpose more than the clothing. Most people that rock Obey don't know the first thing about the brand. Shepard Fairey stayed true to his art, wish him the best.