Trouble in Faireyland

On Friday, artist Shepard Fairey, whose studio is located in Echo Park, will see his first museum retrospective open in Boston. But that career highlight has been undermined by news that Associated Press claims the artist’s famed Obama “Hope” poster infringed on its copyright. The image was based on a photo taken by an AP photographer. Fairey is reportedly in negotiations to settle the dispute, according to AP via LAist

Photo: Institute of Contemporary Art

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