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Shepard Fairey's Street Art Takes Center Stage in Miami Ballet

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Scene: Miami | From WLRN's Arts & Culture Desk | A new ballet pairs one of ballet's most sought-after choreographers, with ubiquitous street artist Shepard Fairey.
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Obama 'HOPE' Artist Spared Jail Time

Friday, September 07, 2012

The artist who created President Barack Obama's famous "HOPE" 2008 campaign poster avoided jail time on Friday, but was ordered to do 300 hours of community service for a criminal contempt conviction.

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Features

Artist Behind Obama 'HOPE' Poster Pleads Guilty

Friday, February 24, 2012

The artist who created President Barack Obama's famous "HOPE" campaign poster pleaded guilty to criminal contempt on Friday in New York City.

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Features

Shepard Fairey Work to Sell at Auction to Benefit the Homeless

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday night, the Coalition for the Homeless holds its 17th annual ArtWalk NY benefit. For many, the highlight of the evening will be the sale of a hand-painted canvas by controversial street artist Shepard Fairey. Check out a picture of "Harmony" and other Fairey works here.

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WNYC News

'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Designs Inspire Wall Street Protest Invite

Friday, October 14, 2011

Street artist and controversial graphic designer Shepard Fairey's imagery is being used by Wall Street protesters: using a palate of red, black and beige, the “Hope” artist's designs have been used for an invitation to the Occupation Party, a protest planned in Times Square on Saturday.

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WNYC News

Obama "Hope" Artist Settles With AP in Copyright Suit

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

After two years of wrangling, the street artist who created the Barack Obama "Hope" campaign poster and the Associated Press have settled competing copyright infringement suits against one other.

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Trial Date Set in AP-Artist Dispute in NYC

Monday, August 23, 2010

A March trial date was set Monday to decide whether the artist who created the Barack Obama "HOPE" image violated The Associated Press' copyright when he based the image on one of the news agency's pictures.

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Off the Street and Into the Galleries

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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For years now, street art and graffiti have become increasingly mainstream -- and Shepard Fairey's shiny solo exhibit at Deitch Projects in SoHo is certainly evidence of that -- but plenty of smaller galleries around the city still channel the art form's edgy roots.

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Greetings from Washington

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Manifest Hope exhibition entrance, Georgetown

Manifest Hope exhibition entrance, Georgetown

Pulling into Washington, DC last night by my usual route - Bladensburg Road onto H Street NE - I saw little sign of anything other than a standard (if extra-cold) winter Friday evening in the imperial capital; at least not along the gas-station and fast-food arteries of Northeast, with their intimations of tumbleweed ghetto life in the streets behind. The tale-of-two-cities narrative is familiar and much-repeated in the District, with fairly acute poverty and dereliction stretching into the metaphoric shadow of the Capitol. There's high hope here that a president and first family who are non only African-American, but also longtime city folk, will invest themselves and encourage others to invest, economically and culturally, in these neighborhoods. For the moment, change is coming mostly through gentrification - the H Street corridor, a commercial thoroughfare of black DC before the 1968 riots, is starting to fill in with hipster taverns and yuppie markets - with all the complex issues that that raises.

Detail of an Obama celebration panel by Chicago

Detail of a panel by Chicago's Ray Noland

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