‘Obey This Film’, A Short Documentary About Street Artist Shepard Fairey

“Obey This Film” is a short documentary by Los Angeles filmmaker Brett Novak about the art and influences of “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” creator Shepard Fairey. The artist discusses his skateboarding origins, working on the Obama “Hope” poster, and the power of street art.

The impact of stumbling upon a mural, an illegal poster or a stencil, there’s a little bit of that energy of the act of defiance or the act of execution on a large scale that I think transfers to a viewer in a way that’s different from the experience on the internet or in an institution.

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