<ul><li>Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary artist, graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. </li></ul>A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HIM
<ul><li>Fairey's first art museum exhibition, aptly named Supply & Demand alongside his book, was in Boston at the Institute of Contemporary Art in the summer of 2009. The exhibition featured over 250 works in a wide variety of media: screen prints, stencils, stickers, rubylith illustrations, collages, and works on wood, metal and canvas. </li></ul>SOME OF HIS WORK
THE PICS These pictures are some of Shepard Faireys greatest pieces of art including hope.
<ul><li>When you look at Soviet propaganda posters you can see some similarities to Shepard Faireys work. The use of the colour red to make an impact, having major political figures in the pictures to show a message and bold words to make statements. </li></ul>INFLUENCES
<ul><li>Some people have been upset by Shepard Faireys use of what they consider to be there artwork or photographs when he create his pictures. One of his most famous pictures, the Obama “Hope “ picture was a matter of a lawsuit in 2008. </li></ul>CONTROVERSY