CBS News covers Shepard Fairey’s rise to fame:
But Fairey is also a proud capitalist. He employs 20 people, producing not only fine art but also album covers, book jackets and movie posters (like “Walk the Line,” left). His studio just created a new advertising campaign for Saks Fifth Ave. Married and the father of two, he dismisses critics who say he has sold out. [ . . . ] And today with his Obama poster everywhere, Shepard Fairey seems poised for the kind of fame few American artists have achieved in recent years.
Braver asked museum director Jill Medvedow if his work will hold up in another 25, 50, or 100 years? “I think so,” she replied. “I think that these images are going to end up as some of the iconic images of the beginning of the 21st century.”
An Iconic Artist of the Moment (CBS News)