The man behind “Hope” and Andre the Giant enthusiast, Sheppard Fairey has had his fare share of problems lately, first it was the accusations of copyright infringement by the AP and now this weekend trouble with the 5-0 in Beantown (Boston).
While on his way to Dj at a party to a sold out crowd at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the pigs Cops snatched him up on two misdemeanor charges for vandalism. Fairey posted bail over the weekend and is due in court for his arraignment today. Apparently the Boston pig squad police put two and two together when they started seeing Obey (Andre the Giant) tags in two locations.
Being locked up isn’t anything new to Fairey just a part of the territory, check out his profile for the USA Character Approved Awards where he speaks on his art and his arrests: