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    Creator of iconic Obama portrait arrested



    Creator of iconic Obama portrait arrested
    Sat Feb 7, 2009 5:02pm EST

    BOSTON (Reuters) - An artist who created an iconic red, white and blue portrait of President Barack Obama that appeared on thousands of posters and T-shirts was arrested in Boston on graffiti charges, police said on Saturday. Shepard Fairey, a Los Angeles artist whose "Hope" image of Obama hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, was arrested on Friday night while traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art to kickoff his first solo exhibition.

    Fairey made headlines this week when The Associated Press claimed his Obama portrait infringed on its copyright to a photograph used for the artwork and that it should be compensated for its use. Fairey has acknowledged that his image was based on an April 2006 Associated Press photograph of Obama.

    Police accuse Fairey of damaging property with graffiti in several locations and issued warrants for his arrest on January 24, Boston police spokesman James Kenneally said. An arraignment is scheduled on Monday. If convicted on all charges, he faces up to three years in jail.
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    What a lunkhead

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    Re: Creator of iconic Obama portrait arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post



    Source: Reuters

    What a lunkhead
    I'd heard that he planned it as a PR stunt to reestablish his street cred after getting dangerously close to going mainstream. This kind of thing makes me lean farther that way:

    Street Art: Obama 'Hope' Poster Artist Arrested for, Like, 15th Time
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Creator of iconic Obama portrait arrested

    what an idiot.


    he and his stupid Obey Giant crap is the Bare Naked Ladies of that world anyway.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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