“Over the 24 years I’ve been doing this I’ve been arrested 16 times. It’s not that I need to prove that I’m willing to take risks to do what I do. The idea of being able to do something that’s more permanent on a larger scale, that’s more artistically challenging and I think more powerful as an end result—I think I’ve gotten to where I really enjoy that.
“I still do other stuff too. I do art shows, I paint murals, I do street art, I design album packages, I make t-shirts. I’m just trying to get my stuff out there. A lot of these categories make people feel really trapped. And I’m not just gonna fall into the pressure to do that—’Oh, I’m just a street artist.’ It’s still a really important part of what I do because it’s so democratic.”
Artist Shepard Fairey Surfaces In DUMBO: "Im One Of The Good Guys": Gothamist.