The Los Angeles Times looks at local alternative artist Spencer Fairey’s new-found fame and its consequences while reviewing a new book collecting 20 years of his work, Supply and Demand:
Fairey’s been around for a long time, but he’s always operated below the mainstream radar; his work has adorned album covers and alternative weeklies, and it has been plastered on walls and billboards all over L.A. With the Obama portrait, however, he has moved into the center of the culture, providing a graphic as instantly recognizable as the president-elect himself. What happens when an underground artist suddenly comes to occupy such a position? Fairey is about to find out.
“Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey” (Los Angeles Times)