Shepard Fairey turned himself in to authorities in Detroit today, according to the Free Press
Last week, the notorious street artist was detained overnight in Los Angeles following a warrant for his arrest in Detroit, but was released when it was found authorities wouldn't extradite him. Fairey is charged with vandalizing nine properties with his signature wheat-pasted "Andre the Giant" while he was in town in May. The artist came to Detroit to create a mural
on One Campus Martius for Dan Gilbert's Bedrock Real Estate Services and to promote his show, Printed Matters
, currently on display at Detroit's Library Street Collective
Fairey took a flight to Detroit on Monday and turned himself in on Tuesday. According to court documents
, Fairey's bond is set at $75,000 for creating $9,000 worth of damage, with a 10 percent deposit to shake loose. Additionally, the artist faces up to five years behind bars and fines that could exceed $10,000. He is expected in court again on July 21.
Fairey has said that he spent his "own money"
to make the Bedrock mural happen. When asked for comment, a spokeswoman from Bedrock said they "do not comment on financial arrangements with any artist commissioned to do work inside or outside of our buildings."
on view until Aug. 15.