Shepard Fairey HOPE photo controversy update

The Times reports that Shepard Fairey changed his position on which photo he used in creating his Obama “HOPE” image.

The ”Hope” image has appeared on countless posters, stickers and buttons. It has appeared in several books and in numerous museums, including a mixed-media stenciled collage version added to the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

Fairey also used the AP photograph for an image designed specially for the Obama inaugural committee, which charged anywhere from $100 for a poster to $500 for a poster signed by the artist.

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