‘Hope’ artist unveils latest
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.”