Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shepard Fairey admits cover-up

Artist admits using key AP photo for 'HOPE' poster


I've commented before on how I disliked the iconic "Hope," etc. posters used in Pres. Obama's campaign, and I noted that the Associated Press was suing the artist, Shepard Fairey, for copyright infringement. Now Fairey has admitted he did use the photo of Obama which the AP claimed was the basis for his work. He said he lied to his lawyers, who have withdrawn from the case.

I'm not the least bit surprised by all this. Fairey has shown little respect for the law in the past. But the creation of art is no excuse for breaking the law.

That goes for Roman Polanski also.

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