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‘Hope’ artist Shepard Fairey down on Obama

By idaflo | June 8th, 2010 | No Comments » 

Obama NOPE posteerShepard Fairey was credited with helping President Obama win the election with his iconic “Hope” poster, which showed the Democrat look ing heroically into the distance. But Fairey — now being sued by the AP for appropriating the agency’s photograph for his poster — isn’t so keen on Obama anymore. Fairey, who recently opened a show at the Deitch Projects gallery, told Angeleno magazine, “Some of the works are about gridlock in Washington. Washington is too intertwined with corporate America . . . I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it’s not panning out. He’s not pushing hard enough. (Read more HERE)

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