‘Hope’ artist un­veils lat­est

Red Eye Chicago - - Chicago -

A mu­ral in the “Obey Gi­ant” art cam­paign, led by street artist Shep­ard Fairey, went up Tues­day night out­side a South Loop tat­too shop and store, ac­cord­ing to an em­ployee.

Fairey, who cre­ated the iconic “Hope” poster of Pres­i­dent Obama, re­cently was fea­tured in the Os­car-nom­i­nated doc­u­men­tary “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” He also was sched­uled to do a guest DJ set Thurs­day night at The Un­der­ground, 46 W. Illi­nois St., said Jamie Weil, pub­lic re­la­tions rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Rockit Ranch Pro­duc­tions.

Code of Con­duct em­ployee Clin­ton San­difer, 26, said the mu­ral took about two hours to put up. The im­age, of a young woman with her face par­tially ob­scured, is on a wall out­side the store at 14 E. 11th St.

“It was re­ally, re­ally awe­some,” San­difer said of watch­ing the piece go up, call­ing the ne­go­ti­a­tions to be­come the site for the mu­ral “quite a process.”

LENNY GIL­MORE/REDEYE

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