Skip to comments.Famous Obama ‘Hope’ Image Stolen?
Posted on 01/24/2009 8:35:44 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
So, where exactly did the communist graphics inspired artist Shepard Fairey get the image of Obama for his ubiquitous Hope poster featuring a confident, young Obama intently staring off into the distance for glorious leaders future, anyway? Turns out the celebrated artist stole it from an Associated Press freelance photographer and never bothered to acknowledge where he got it in the first place. I guess the word ethics didnt fit as easily on that iconic Fairey poster, eh?
At least one Old Media photographer was curious about the source photo that the poster was based on. Philadelphia Inquirer photog Tom Gralish wondered aloud on his phillynews.com blog about just where the heck that original photo came from? Apparently among the shooter set in the Old Media the question had become a nagging one and Gralish decided to put on his sleuthing cap to track down the original source. After a short time at the task he discovered the original, uncredited photo used by Fairey to make the wildly successful poster that made him bundles of cash.
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no american president that i can recall has used a communist poster for advertisement like this.
reminiscent of cuba, venezuela, the soviet union, et al.
Am I alone in wishing Fairey is sued into oblivion?
From Barack Obama's official website:
I wanted to make an art piece of Barack Obama because I thought an iconic portrait of him could symbolize and amplify the importance of his mission. I believe Obama will guide this country to a future where everyone can thrive and I should support him vigorously for the sake of my two young daughters. I have made art opposing the Iraq war for several years, and making art of Obama, who opposed the war from the start, is like making art for peace. I know I have an audience of young art fans and Im delighted if I can encourage them to see the merits of Barack Obama.
See? It's all about "peace, love, togetherness" and "change".
Here are some of Fairey's other masterpieces. No joke. Most of his works are along these same lines (anti-American, pro-communist propaganda). Check the link.
From Shepard Fairey's official website (ObeyGiant.com):
Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card. All kidding aside, Im honored to be acknowledged by someone so important to the future of our country. Also, the Obama campaign asked me to do a poster illustration for sale on their site. It should be out next week on barackobama.com.-Shepard
Here is the 'thank you' letter Barack Obama sent to Shepard Fairey:
"Dear Shepard, I would like to thank you for using your talent in support of my campaign. The political messages involved in your work have encouraged Americans to believe they can help change the status quo. Your images have a profound effect on people, whether seen in a gallery or on a stop sign. I am privileged to be a part of your artwork and proud to have your support. I wish you continued success and creativity.
Sincerely, Barack Obama.'"
Source for letter image: Fairey's own website (ObeyGiant.com):
If the image of the letter should 'vanish' from Fairey's website, try this link:
Portrait of Angela Davis by Obama artist Shepard Fairey:
Source: The Jonathan Levine Gallery (link given above)
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
PROFILE: ANGELA DAVIS
* Communist professor at the University of Californias Santa Cruz campus
* Recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize from the police state of East Germany in 1979
* Provided an arsenal of weapons to Black Panthers who used them to kill a Marin Country judge in a failed attempt to free Davis' imprisoned lover, Black Panther murderer George Jackson
* Icon of the campus Left and frequent guest speaker at anti-war rallies
* Leader of a movement to free all criminals who are minorities claiming that they are political prisoners of the racist United States
* The only path of liberation for black people is that which leads toward complete and radical overthrow of the capitalist class.
Angela Yvonne Davis is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness program at the University of California - Santa Cruz. A former member of the Black Panther Party, she is currently a University Professor, one of only seven in the entire California University system, which entitles her to a six-figure salary and a research assistant. This income is supplemented by speaking fees ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 per appearance on college campuses, where she is an icon of radical faculty, administrators, and students. Davis has also taught at UCLA and the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
"Check it out! I got a thank you note from Barack Obama. If he is elected, maybe I have a get out of jail free card"
VIDEO: Obama icon artist, Shepard Fairey, discusses his numerous arrests (13!) in this May 2008 alternative media interview
Here are some other works by Obama's icon artist, Shepard Fairey. They're of Lenin, Mao, Stalin and a North Korean soldier. I tried posting the images directly, but for some reason they vanish.
Title: "Communists Print Set":
And here is what appears to be an index of his entire collection. I suggest clicking on his images of Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Bobby Seale (Black Panther leader) and then, finally, Bush. The list is organized in alphabetical order. And remember as you are viewing these pics, his tight, working relationship with Barack H. Obama, the next president of the United States. It is beyond belief (but absolutely true).
Comrade Fairy has plenty of dirty capitalist bucks with which to pay a lawsuit judgment. I hope his wealth is spread to the photographer he ripped off.
Ethics don’t matter to people who don’t have any.
Communistic overtures aside, I’ll have to concede that the artwork is beautiful in some aspects.
Check out that alternative media interview with Shepard Fairey that I linked to in my earlier post above. He goes off bragging about his numerous arrests.
I certainly don’t mind. The truth about Obamunism must be told.
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That on top of being a Wannabie indian.
I think this poster guy didn't get the memo- the MSM has decided that the new commie color is blue.
In fact, I think the color change is the change the libs have been waiting for.
"This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who's a professor of English..."
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