After maybe a month of rumors, it seems official: Shepard Fairey has some sort of relationship with the famed Deitch Projects. This piece, Patagonia, is being shown by Deitch at Art Basel.
If this leads to an exhibition or Fairey being managed by Deitch, it could mean big things for Fairey. Over the past month, a number of Fairey’s works have changed hands on the secondary, and demand for his work seems higher than ever. I think most would agree that Fairey is a smart businessman, and there isn’t much of a smarter move for increasing the value of his work and exposing it to a more “contemporary art” audience than getting together with Deitch.