Shepard Fairey offers a bit of 'hope' to the streets of Paris


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When Mediapart met US street artist Shepard Fairey at his Los Angeles base in February 2011, he was on bail. Ever since he began his first illegal urban graphics in 1989, 42 year-old Fairey, who became widely-known with his ‘Hope’ poster for Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign, has spent a lot of time either holed up in police custody or inside museums – sometimes even both.