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Shepard Fairey has pleaded guilty to misconduct claims about which photograph he used for the Barack Obama ”Hope” poster that became iconic during the 2008 presidential race.


The plea is part of a criminal case against Fairey separate from the 2009 case he filed against the Associated Press regarding copyright infringement on a photograph Fairey used in the poster. That lawsuit–and a countersuit filed by the AP–were settled out of court last year.

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Maybe they should get Barbara Kruger who is the real deal itasend of rip-off, plaster and spraypaint over artist Shepard Fairey. As for justice is concerned if the mural does go through I'd like to see Ron English(UT Grad-85- I think) and pals pull out their old tricks and totally deface the the trendy Fairey's work with real work. Isn't that how the street man (fairey) got famous by defacing things. How 'bout getting Lee Baxter Davis to do a mural itasend at least it would be timeless!!!!Is Austin really ready to become a mecca of the small Red Book of communism? Trey Shiek?

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