Shepard Fairey Auctioning Off His Portraiture Services

02/25/2010 9:44 AM |

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the Obey brand, and currently in court over his “Hope” and “Progress” posters for the Obama campaign, probably has some staggering legal costs to pay these days, but he’s auctioning off a portrait sitting right now for charity. (He’ll presumably make enough to cover his lawyer fees from his upcoming Deitch swan song show.)

Though estimated at a value of $30,000, the current bid, with seven days to go, is $4,250. Of course, you could also just use Paste‘s Obamicon web app to Shepardize yourself for free, but then you wouldn’t be giving any money to a charity that helps “critically ill” kids, making you basically a monster. So get to bidding on that Fairey portrait sitting (provided you’ll have time to actually sit for the fellow this summer), or maybe just watch the bids roll in over the next week. (Artinfo)