The making of an icon

Studio 360, WNYC, January 16, 2009

Art played a bigger role in this presidential election than ever before. Especially that heroic red-white-and-blue image of Barack Obama. You know the one. It’s by a street artist named Shepard Fairey. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter talked to him and some other Obama image makers, who confessed that victory puts them in a tricky situation.