Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey, the artist who was initially known for his 'Obey' guerrilla street art featuring Andre the Giant was behind the infamous 'HOPE' artwork created for the Obama campaign. Little did we know, but his artwork caused quite a stir with AP who claimed that the image was property to the news organization and breached copyright laws.

Fairey sued the AP claiming the image used was not AP property but in fact was public domain. He went on to say he never used the image the AP claimed is rightfully theirs.

This week we found out that Fairey misled his lawyers and did use the image in question. You can read about it here.

My question is why would someone who has one of the highest reputations in the art and design world risk it for some pointless lie?

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