Skip to comments.Obama's communist-inspired icon artist, Shepard Fairey
Posted on 10/18/2008 8:48:18 AM PDT by ETL
From Barack Obama's official website:
I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and Im delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.
See? It's all about "peace, love, togetherness" and "change".
Here are some of Fairey's other masterpieces. No joke. Most of his works are along these same lines (anti-American, pro-communist propaganda). Check the link.
Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery:
From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):
Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, Im honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepard
Here is the 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign.'"
Source for letter image: Fairey's own website (ObeyGiant.com):
If the image of the letter should 'vanish' from Fairey's website, try this link:
Portrait of Angela Davis by Obama artist Shepard Fairey:
Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery (link given above)
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: ANGELA DAVIS
* Communist professor at the University of Californias Santa Cruz campus
* Recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize from the police state of East Germany in 1979
* Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis' imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
* Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
* Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
* The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.
Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a University Professor, one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. This income is supplemented by speaking fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per appearance on college campuses, where she is an icon of radical faculty, administrators, and students. Davis has also taught at UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
"Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card"
VIDEO: Obama icon artist, Shepard Fairey, discusses his numerous arrests in this May 2008 alternative media interview (2:32 min):
Shepard Fairey? Is that a joke name?
“I know I have an audience of young art fans...”
Yeah, right. His “art” all look like retro-psychedelic posters from the age of the Filmore in Haight/Ashbury.
His 'art' is mostly communist propaganda. And his attempting to appeal to young naive American kids is way beyond disgusting.
Thanks, Dajjal, for making me first aware of this commie-propagandist/creep, Shepard Fairey.
I wonder if he’s related to Shepard Smith?
Wow, while we’ve known that these signs were identical to communist propaganda all along, to confirm that that was the actual intent of an actual blood-red communist artist and not some naive kid is disturbing. I’m starting to think Obama may have the largest and most eclectic list of alliances with ultra-anti-American leftists ever.
Get ready, folks. The assault on our culture, economy, education system, churches, government, freedoms, country hasn’t really begun yet.
Just another reason I am afraid of this man.
Whether he’s elected or not, half the country has become the “enemy within” and their ranks continue to grow. That scares the crap out of me.
I thought this was going to be a discussion about a Fox News host.
2008 Obama Poster Facts (Shepard Fairey: propagandist & fundraiser)
Obama's Artist/Communist-Propagandist, Shepard Fairey
Faireys $400k for Obama [Marxist Obama Artist & Fundraiser]
This Month in Advertising [new book "E Pluribus Venom" by Marxist Obama Fundraiser]
Obama's On-the-Wall Endorsement ["Obey Obama"]
The Art of Politics ["Obey Obama"]
Shepard Fairey: Obey Obama [Obama's official poster-maker loves Stalin, Mao, etc.]
Obama's Posters: Message in the Image
A Style of Obama Poster Not Likely To Be Widely Imitated
Obama's Propagandistic Iconography: the Making of a Messiah
Obama's Propagandistic Iconography: the Making of a Messiah
The Obama Aesthetic
He says he is more optimistic in his outlook now, because of Barack Hussein Obama.
"With this show, Shepard touches upon, but also goes beyond the 'calls to action' against mindless consumerism and war evidenced in previous shows like Nineteeneightyfouria, E Pluribus Venom and Imperfect Union. "The difference between this show and the previous ones is that now the optimism of a potential Obama presidency is in the mix," Shepard said. His recent work reflects his own personal shift towards a new optimism, a direct result of his involvement with, and inspiration by, the powerful political ideals of Barack Obama."
Yeah, I'd call that being more optimistic!
BTW, his book, E Pluribus Venom is finally out.
Shepard Fairey's latest exhibit is in Washington DC right now -- but it's not him alone, it's with two other artists.
Regime Change Starts at Home:
Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
October 18 to December 06, 2008
Irvine Contemporary Gallery
My interpretation: The bloom of peace, brought about by communist soldiers and bomb throwers in the background, is edging out the influence of Amerikkkan imperialism, despite the attempts of an Amerikkkan soldier to poison it with his venom.
The guy is seriously demented. Did you check out the video interview I linked to above? He talks about his 13 arrests.
> "Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card"
> VIDEO: Obama icon artist, Shepard Fairey, discusses his numerous arrests in this May 2008 alternative media interview (2:32 min):
Thanks for pointing it out -- I'd actually skimmed past the link before.
Fairey told the Washington Post that Obama has endorsed his vandalism.
Fairey rummages around on his desk and produces a letter from Obama himself. "Dear Shepard," the candidate writes. "I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign."
Messages. Images. Effect. Someone understands phenomenology. And the thing about stop signs? "He's kind of endorsing graffiti," Fairey says, "isn't he?"
But even more than the vandalism, Obama is endorsing "the political messages involved in [Fairey's] work."
Obama likes Fairey's political messages ... like the message on that tee shirt he wears in the video interview.