Shepard Fairey, and why he won’t do a portrait this election

Sad news readers, Artsy recently spoke to Shepard Fairey (known for his iconic Obama Hope print) and according to the interview Shep says:

Artsy: Do you think the 2016 American presidential election might spur you to create a portrait of any of the candidates—either critical or hopeful?

Shepard Fairey: Probably not. I’ve been focusing on principles more than personalities, because the players change but if the dynamics of the system remain the same, even a candidate who I think has good ideas will be hindered.

Sad news indeed, however Shep has publicly endorsed Sanders along with 127 other celebrities according to an article on Buzzfeed, so at least there’s that!

Read Arty’s interview with Shepard Fairey in full here.

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