AP Accuses Obama Artist Of Copyright Infringement
Here’s a story that doesn’t surprise me
The pensive Obama facing upward, forward, onward and futureward, with that Warholesque red, white and blue and the word, HOPE, is the work of Shepard Fairey, a Los-Angeles based street artist.
It has driven the sales of hundreds of thousands of posters and stickers, with Fairey-signed copies fetching thousands of dollars on eBay.
It is based, Fairey has acknowledged, on an Associated Press photograph, taken in April 2006 by Manny Garcia at the National Press Club in Washington.
The AP is asking for credit — and compensation.
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