ORIGINALLY AIRED: 8/12/2006

ICONS: Shepard Fairey

Episode #6007

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"Keep your eyes and mind open, and question everything" is the motto that artist, activist and pop culture pioneer Shepard Fairey lives by. While he was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, 19year old Fairey began plastering images of wrestler Andre the Giant on any surface he could find. Almost 20 years later that image has become known around the world and is the foundation of the phenomenon called Obey Giant. G4 TV takes a look at the life of a true original on Icons: Shepard Fairey.

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