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Re: Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:25 am
by pwned

Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:26 am
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Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:27 am
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Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:28 am
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Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:29 am
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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:30 am
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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:32 am
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Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:33 am
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This print is on heavy card stock. It is 18X12. It is not signed or numbered. It was purchases at an airport for $10. The frame was a bit more.

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Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:37 am
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Re: Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:26 pm
by Subtle
Ebay auction number 200303441879 (the last reported sale) had damage to the bottom corners, and should not be counted. thanks mods! you rock.

Re: Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:44 pm
by jimmyhoops
This just in...

http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2009/02 ... erupt.html

Copyfight Erupts Over Fairey's 'Hope' Poster of Obama

By Lewis Wallace February 04, 2009

The Associated Press says it wants credit and compensation for use of a copyright-protected photo in the creation of Shepard Fairey's widely imitated "Hope" campaign poster for Barack Obama.
"The Associated Press has determined that the photograph used in the poster is an AP photo and that its use required permission," said Paul Colford, AP's director of media relations, in a statement Wednesday.

Fairey's lawyer said the artist's use of the image is covered by fair use, and refused to comment further on the matter. Fairey reportedly found the image through an image search on Google.
AP says the photo was taken April 2006 by Manny Garcia, who was on assignment for the wire service, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The source of the influential Obama image has been the subject of some mystery, with bloggers attempting to track down the original and floating potential matches.
Visual search company Idee used image-recognition software to confirm AP photog Garcia as the shooter.

Fairey's image has had an undeniable cultural impact. His red-white-and-blue poster of Obama with the word "Hope" at the bottom (pictured) has spurred an ongoing parade of parody images showing everyone from Sarah Palin ("Nope") to Heath Ledger ("Joke").

Paste magazine's easy-to-use, web-based Obamicon generator -- one of many online tools that make it easy to modify an picture to look like Fairey's poster -- has reportedly created more than 500,000 of the images.

"I'm thrilled that my image has become an unofficial image for the campaign," Fairey told Wired.com in the heat of last year's presidential contest. "It's awesome."

Re: Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:39 pm
by Codeblue
Two of my friends that know zero about posters saw the story about the Fairey/AP battle on tv. Fantastic.

Re: Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:00 pm
by seala
Obama Poster Photographer Doesn’t Want To Fight Shepard Fairey, Feb 5, 2009

The photographer who shot the image that inspired Shepard Fairey’s Barack Obama poster says he doesn’t want to fight Fairey over the image.

Photographer Mannie Garcia spoke to PDN Thursday, a day after the Associated Press released a statement saying it was in talks with Fairey’s attorney over the use of the image. The AP claims it owns the copyright to the image and Fairey’s use of it required permission.

“I’m concerned about it, but this is a unique situation,” Garcia said. “This is not just some artist who ripped something off. It’s more unique and more complicated than that. This is about the 44th President of the United States. I am not going to do anything to subvert this presidency.”

Garcia also questions whether the AP even owns the copyright to the photo. He says that he was not on the AP staff at the time the photo was taken, and never signed the AP’s freelancer agreement. He said he has had several conversations with AP managers in recent days about ownership of the image, adding, “I never wanted to fight the AP.”

http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_di ... bb29?imw=Y

Re: Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:25 pm
by cadeallaw
Frivolous... the print is known for the unique color scheme (blue and red), not for the angle at which his freaking head is turned. AP is going to wind up looking like a bunch of jackasses on this one.

Re: Obama Hope 08 Fairey

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:34 pm
by mondiablue
cadeallaw wrote:Frivolous... the print is known for the unique color scheme (blue and red), not for the angle at which his freaking head is turned. AP is going to wind up looking like a bunch of jackasses on this one.
Great way of putting it.