Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) is how I became an art collector, which in turn is why this blog exists today. I bring this up because I finally got to meet the artist and attend his talk last night at the New Roads School in Santa Monica with Moby interviewing him to coincide with the book release, Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey. The talk spanned a wide range of topics, from his childhood and punk rock to some controversial thoughts on street art and politics. My highlight from the talk was when he showed off his Jersey (read: Joisey) accent impersonation for a large part of the Q&A session.
Read on for a rapid fire of the most interesting bits from the talk.