Who owns Obama?

February 2, 2010 in Comment

It looks as if a criminal legal case will be brought against the artist who made the ‘Hope’ poster of Barack Obama (below). The New York Times reports Shepherd Fairey is now facing both a civil and a criminal case for his representation of, or from, an original Associated Press photograph which became famous during Obama’s successful presidential campaign. Shepard’s response to the news of the likely criminal case is here.

3 responses to Who owns Obama?

  1. Did Andy Warhol get Campbell’s permission pre soup can prints ?

  2. It’s a good question Bill. Anyone know any better than Wikipedia?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbell_Soup_Company#In_pop_art

  3. George Clooney is the original photo! I bet he was miffed at being cropped out for the poster …

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