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Obama poster artist admits error

October 17, 2009

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— Artist Shepard Fairey, who designed the famous Obama “HOPE” poster, pictured above, says he was mistaken about which Associated Press photo he based his work on and that he tried to hide his wrongdoing.

“In an attempt to conceal my mistake I submitted false images and deleted other images,” said Fairey, who has been involved in countersuits with the AP, which has alleged copyright infringement.

Attorneys for Fairey told the AP they have withdrawn and, in papers filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, stated that he misled them. Fairey had claimed he based his “HOPE” drawing on an AP photograph taken of Obama seated next to George Clooney. He now says the image was based on a solo photograph of Obama, taken at the same event.

Comments

TrooGrit 4 years, 6 months ago

lol...why is this any different, Barry Soetero, Hussein O'bama, liar of the ages, disrepctful of anything decent, and disrpectful of Israel, punk of the ages.

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ralphralph 4 years, 6 months ago

Another swirl in the stream of lies. What a surprise. "Swirls We Can Believe In"

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Agnostick 4 years, 6 months ago

Throw the book at him! Intellectual property laws and rights need to be upheld. It's sad, really, that such an iconic image has been tarnished by dishonesty on the part of the artist.

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Boris 4 years, 6 months ago

The title should have read, "DOPE"

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