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Shepard Fairey, Other Graffiti Artists to Guest Star on 'The Simpsons'

Shepard Fairey, Other Graffiti Artists to Guest Star on 'The Simpsons'
The Simpsons, which celebrates its 500th episode on Feb. 19, has had a long history of famous guest stars including musicians, actors and artists. In a new episode on March 4, some of the most famous street artists of the present day will be featured on the Fox animated comedy. Photos: THR Goes Behind the Scenes at 'The Simpsons' Animation Studio Shepard Fairey, who designed the 2008 Barack Obama hope poster will be joined by Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal as guest characters on an episode airing March 4. The episode, titled “Exit Through the Kwik-e-Mart”

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No Longer at the Nea, Yosi Sergant Is Back Among the Artists

After an appointment to a high-profile federal position that was truncated by a conservative takedown, Yosi Sergant was back in his element last night: In this case, a former Big Lots in Hollywood. White-hot fluorescent lighting radiated over hundreds of revelers at Manifest Equality, where Sergant had helped to corral 400 art pieces for sale by artists like Robbie Conal, Tim Biskup, and Ron English to benefit the Courage Campaign, a California-based equal rights network. Cleve Jones, the gay-rights activist portrayed in the film Milk, trembled and pumped his fist in the air as he preached about the origins of the AIDS quilt. Milling in the space, which was ringed with Bill of Rights text, were most of the 170 artists--many of them Sergant's friends--including his most famous and controversial collaborator, Shepard Fairey (aka DJ Diabetic) who was spinning old school hip-hop on turntables in the middle of the floor.

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