Former Rhode Islander and RISD grad Shepard Fairey was arrested in on the way to his own opening.
Controversial street artist Shepard Fairey was arrested by Boston police Friday night for doing what he has been known to do before: graffiti.
Fairey, 38, was arrested at about 9:15 p.m. on his way to guest deejay an event kicking off an exhibition of his works at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Shepard Fairey is also in a copyright dispute with Associated Press over alleged use of one of their photos for his iconic image of Barack Obama.
I’m going to try to see his show. I’ve enjoyed his Andre the Giant art in all its evolutions and wish him well.