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Shepard Fairey’s brush with the criminal justice system regarding his 2008 Barack Obama campaign poster is over, with the artist avoiding jail time because he’s such a nice guy. After a sentencing hearing Friday, Fairey walked with two years’ probation, 300 hours of community service, and a $25,000 fine, federal prosecutors announced on Friday.
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It would be hard to claim that Shepard Fairey continues to be subversive, in my opinion, because of his embrace by the market and mainstream culture, two factors that usually, but don’t always, have a stultifying effect on courage.
But Fairey’s art continues to grow more intricate and stunning. I can’t tell you how often I’ve turned the corner in New York and thought, “wow, that is truly fantastic, what a blessing for this street corner, what a vision.” What’s more, he seems to genuinely give a damn about justice. March on, Mr. Fairey.
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