USA Network Character Approved Honoree:? Shepard Fairey

Posted by USANetwork on Jan. 27, 2009

USA Network has announced the winners of the first-ever Character Approved Awards to honor individuals from a cross-section of creative disciplines who are positively influencing American culture.? This year’s winner for Art is artist and street art sensation, Shepard Fairey. With a one-of-a-kind style and keen eye for design, Fairey’s unique approach to spreading art among the masses blended the worlds of pop culture and politics this past election cycle in a way no one could have ever predicted. His iconic “HOPE” image of President Barack Obama became a national sensation, recently being dedicated in the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. For more information on Shepard Fairey and the Character Approved Awards, visit

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