Shepard Fairey, Obama’s “hope” and “change” poster artist from 2008, has crafted a new, and political, of course, work of art that depicts Trayvon Martin in a hoodie. The painting displays photos of rallies around the country of people calling for George Zimmerman’s death — or, as they call it, “justice” for Martin’s death.
Ebony magazine commissioned the photo a while ago, but Fairey couldn’t present it “until the issue hit newsstands this week.”
“I have followed Trayvon’s case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a brother or son and would want to see a thorough investigation into the killing of an unarmed person,” Fairey said. “In my portrait I wanted to emphasize Trayvon’s humanity as well as the public outcry for a just investigation into his death.”
LA Weekly asserted that Fairey’s detractors have censured him for
As LA Weekly noted, Fairey’s detractors have been known to criticize him for “never meeting a social-justice cause he didn’t like.” He’s also generated art pieces for OWS. Big surprise.
Uh huh, more propagandic artistry from one of the country’s most renowned propaganda artists.