February 8, 2009
Obama artist busted — again
The artist whose iconic portrait of President Barack Obama has made him famous has been busted in Boston for graffiti.
Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night, The Boston Globe reported. Police picked him up just before he was to be the guest DJ at
Experiment Night, an event launching an exhibit of his work at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
The Obama portrait ended up on posters, T-shirts and coffee mugs and is now in the National Portrait Gallery.