Fairey, who is best known for creating U.S. President Barack Obama's 'Hope' posters, is wanted in Detroit, after he allegedly put up posters on private and government property, resulting in eight complaints.

A spokesperson for the Detroit Police Department tells the Los Angeles Times Fairey is wanted on two counts relating to the malicious destruction of property.

Detroit Police Sgt. Rebecca MCKay - of the city's graffiti task force - says, "I would hope he would do the responsible thing and get with his attorney and turn himself in. The city of Detroit is battling illegal graffiti and vandalism, and we can't just turn a blind eye to these illegal acts because it was a well-known artist who did it."

Fairey, who has also created pieces for rockers the Rolling Stones and Tom Morello, could face up to five years behind bars if convicted.