Shepard Fairey’s latest Subject: first Obama, now the Dalai Lama.

Via Reverend Danny Fisher
on Mar 23, 2010
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This via our friend and Shambhala Sun Space editor Rod Meade Sperry at The Worst Horse:

Shep Fairey — he of the ubiquitous Obama poster, the ubiquitous Obey Giant street-art campaign, and countless other works, has now portrayed the Dalai Lama in this new portrait, Compassion.

"Compassion" by Shepard Fairey

You may recall that Fairey recently portrayed Aung San Suu Kyi as well.

Done to celebrate His Holiness’s 75th birthday, Compassion is available from Fairey’s website, and net proceeds will be split between Tibet House and LA Friends of Tibet. (The Dalai Lama’s birthday is on July 6.)

Happily, Rod reports that all 500 prints created sold very quickly. Yay!


About Reverend Danny Fisher

Rev. Danny Fisher, M.Div., D.B.S. (Cand.), is a professor and Coordinator of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at University of the West in Rosemead, CA. He was ordained as a lay Buddhist minister by the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California in 2008. In addition, he is certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor by Naropa University in association with Shambhala International. A member of the National Association of College and University Chaplains, he serves on the advisory council for the Upaya Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program. In addition to his work for elephant journal, he is a blogger for Shambhala Sun. He has also written for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Religion Dispatches, The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, The Journal of Religion & Film, Eastern Horizon, New York Spirit, Alternet's Wiretap Magazine, and other publications. His award-winning website is


One Response to “Shepard Fairey’s latest Subject: first Obama, now the Dalai Lama.”

  1. Jolene says:

    I tried to buy the print on the day it went up for sale. That they sold "very quickly" is an understatement. "Blink of an eye" is much more accurate. I'm still very bummed.