We don’t care for Shepard Fairey. There, we said it. No big reason behind it, we’re just not that into him. Iggy Pop, on the other hand, is a man we’re definitely into. In fact he’s so legendary to us that we’re willing to overlook those adverts – we just play ‘Raw Power’ and all is forgiven. So, despite us not caring much for Fairey, Iggy Pop’s inclusion as interviewer makes this worth a read. One interesting answer is when Iggy Pop asks Fairey about how that Obama image came about.
I’ve also made a lot of political art in the past where I was criticizing people like George W. Bush—I worked very hard in 2004 to make anti-Bush imagery. But then Bush got reelected, and so I thought I needed to reevaluate my approach to mainstream politics. At that point, I’d had a kid, a daughter, and as the 2008 election campaign was beginning, I had a second daughter on the way. So I started to think, “This isn’t about me augmenting my existing brand of pissed-off rebellion. This is about my daughters’ future.”
Read the interview here.