Skip to comments.Shepard Fairey Got Beat Up by Danish Left-Wing Radicals
Posted on 08/12/2011 8:40:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Shepard Fairey's latest work has not been well received in Denmark.
Last weekend, a group of angry thugs called Fairey "Obama illuminati" and then proceeded to beat up him and a friend after the opening of his exhibition in Copenhagen, leaving the world famous graffiti artist with a black eye and a bruised rib.
Fairey refused to report the assault to the police--"The only thing I could see coming out of it was further media commentary like 'street artist whiner Shepard Fairey can't hold it down in a fight so he snitches to the cops," Fairey said--so the incident wasn't reported until Friday when The Guardian got the scoop.
On the surface, it seems like Fairey got caught in the middle of a local controversy between leftwingers and the city government.
But given the fact that the artist struggled to make amends with both sides, the attack seems to have been borne of Danish leftist radical distaste of both Obama and hipsters.
If you were to draw a Venn diagram, Fairey would fit neatly in the middle. The Guardian explains:
The LA-based artist believes the attack was sparked by a misunderstanding over his mural commemorating the demolition of the legendary "Ungdomshuset" (youth house) at Jagtvej 69.
The building, a long-term base for Copenhagen's leftwing community, was controversially demolished in 2007.
In the intervening years it has become a potent symbol of the standoff between the establishment in Copenhagen and its radical fringe.
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Wonder if the knock to the head will wake him up? Leftists are mentally deranged. This is one of their own, but he is also a capitalist selling his art. Probably too far right for Euro commies.
That silly fool needs to be slapped around. Now I know what that idiot looks like.
Fairey = fairy.
Well it looks like at least he shook some youth out of their apathy.
I read his interview in the LA Slimes...he’s an ovowed communist. He should be beaten every damn day for that stupid propaganda pic of his...
Great. The creeps are beating each other up.
The article was written so badly that I couldn’t understand why the guy was beaten up by his own kind, and I really don’t care.
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