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  • Shepard Fairey, The ‘HOPE’ Guy, Is Now ‘Creating’ Fascist Iconography For Bernie

    02/18/2016 9:55:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    Remember hope? Or, to be more specific: remember “HOPE”? Shepard Fairey, the “artist” who “created” that iconic image, is back. And you’ll never guess which presidential candidate he’s supporting this time!
  • Hope' poster artist Shepard Fairey faces arrest in Detroit

    06/25/2015 9:50:17 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2015 | NICK GASS
    The street artist who created the Hope poster that came to symbolize President Barack Obamas 2008 campaign faces felony charges in Detroit for allegedly tagging properties that he did not have permission to graffiti. According to the Detroit Free Press, street artist Shepard Fairey has a warrant out for his arrest on two counts of malicious destruction of property and faces up to five years in jail and possibly more than $10,000 in fines. The warrant for Faireys arrest was filed last Friday and first reported on Wednesday.
  • Detroit police issue arrest warrant for artist behind Obama Hope poster

    06/25/2015 12:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2015
    Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for the artist who created the famous Hope poster in support of President Obama during the 2008 election, it was revealed Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that Shepard Fairey faces two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. The warrant was filed Friday. Police claim that Fairey caused about $9,000 in damage while he was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail, as well as fines that could exceed $10,000.
  • Hope poster artist is shocked that President Obama supports same policies as Senator Obama

    06/03/2015 5:06:46 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 1, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog The guy who designed the Obama “Hope” poster is shocked that President Obama supports the same policies as Senator Obama In 2006, Senator Obama voted to extend the Patriot Act. In 2011, President Obama signed another extension of the Patriot Act.A few days ago, Shepard Fairey, the guy who designed the Obama “Hope” poster, said:“… drones and domestic spying are the last things I would have thought [he’d support]…”In other words, the guy who designed the Obama “Hope” poster is shocked that President Obama supports the same policies as Senator Obama.And that reminds me of this...
  • Lost Hope: Poster artist says Obama let him down

    05/30/2015 6:05:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015
    The street artist behind the iconic Hope poster of then-candidate Barack Obama says the president has let him down. In an interview with Esquire, Shepard Fairey said President Obama has not lived up to the expectations of the image that captured the verve behind Obamas 2008 run. In fact, Fairey said, hes not even close. Obama has had a really tough time, but there have been a lot of things that hes compromised on that I never would have expected. I mean, drones and domestic spying are the last things I would have thought [hed support], he told Esquire.
  • Progressives in power looking for payback (Obama, Hillary, Cuomo, De Blasio, et al)

    01/25/2014 12:41:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 24, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    A few random news items from around the country: Dinesh DSouza, a prominent conservative filmmaker, was indicted for allegedly violating federal campaign-finance laws. The indictment was the result of a routine review by the FBI of campaign filings with the FEC by various candidates after the 2012 election for United States senator in New York, said a spokesman for the US Attorneys Office. Routine. A Google search for liberal filmmaker indicted did not turn up any liberal filmmakers who have been indicted. James OKeefe, a conservative maker of provocative films, said the New York State Department of Labor had taken...
  • Obey the Establishment: Shepard Faireys Subliminal Art Message

    05/02/2013 10:15:42 PM PDT · by OddLane · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 2, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian
    Shepard Fairey, the creator of the famous Obama Hope poster, made news last week with another piece of bizarre visual propaganda, this time denouncing Americas habit of clinging to guns and religion. He produced the poster last month in support of the failing anti-gun legislation, and most recently had it printed on hundreds of protest signs in anticipation of a massive anti-gun rally in Washington. From sympathetic Artist Shepard Fairey will paper downtown D.C. Thursday with copies of a new work aimed at reigniting the push for gun control. Reality check: the advertised Occupy The NRA rally attracted only...
  • Obama Artist Paints Gun Owners as Satan

    03/31/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 3/30/13 | Tad Cronn
    Few things are more obnoxious than atheists lecturing Christians about what they think the Bible says or should say. One of those however would be an atheist artist lecturing Christians in service of his political masters dogma. Shepard Fairey barely deserves the title of artist. Hes the hack who designed the Obama Hope poster that helped usher in the Age of Obama. Fairey received two years probation and a $25,000 fine for contempt of court in a lawsuit related to that poster, which he based on a copyrighted Associated Press photo. His body of work smacks of Soviet Union-style propaganda...
  • Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist

    09/05/2012 9:40:41 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 26 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | unknown
    Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist Prosecutors want Shepard Fairey sentencing to serve as a warning SEPTEMBER 5--Federal prosecutors want Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Barack Obama Hope poster, to serve time in prison following his misdemeanor conviction for destroying and fabricating documents in connection with a civil lawsuit over the iconic campaign image. In advance of Fridays scheduled sentencing of Fairey in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Department of Justice has filed a memorandum arguing that a prison term for the 42-year-old artist would be appropriate. However, prosecutors did not specify how long Fairey...
  • 'Forward!' with Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett and Frank Marshall Davis

    05/08/2012 6:52:58 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2012 | Paul Kengor
    There has been some interesting commentary in the conservative media regarding the new Obama campaign slogan for 2012: "Forward!" The slogan debuted on April 30 -- May Day eve -- in a seven-minute video by the Obama campaign, with the "O" in "Forward!" familiarly styled upon the Obama logo.
  • Now That's Dope! Shepard Fairey Paints Trayvon Martin (PHOTO)

    05/23/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Global Grind ^ | May 23, 2012 | The Decider
    Shepard Fairey, the man who created the iconic Obama "Hope" poster, couldn't put the paintbrush down when it came to the case of Trayvon Martin. Fairey is known for his amazing artwork and has continuously drawn inspiration from people who've made a significant difference in news and pop culture. Commissioned by Ebony Magazine, Fairey created the piece a few months ago and will be featured in the magazine when it hits newsstands this week. On the Trayvon painting, Fairey said: "I have followed Trayvons case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a...
  • Obama Campaign Blasts Mitt Romney for Initial Silence After Supporter Says President...'Treason

    05/07/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by kristinn · 154 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Callum Borchers
    ...After Supporter Says President Should be tried for treason The Obama campaign slammed Mitt Romney Monday for not confronting a supporter who said during a town hall event in Cleveland that the president should be tried for treason. We have a president right now that is operating outside the structure of our Constitution, a woman said during a question-and-answer session. And I want to know yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason but I want to know what you would be able to do to restore balance between the three branches of government and what...
  • Will Obama "Hope & Change" artist/commie propagandist, Shepard Fairey, do a poster w/ new slogan?

    05/02/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    various sources | May 2, 2012 | self
    Street artist Shepard Fairey, who designed Obama 'Hope' poster, arrested for graffiti in Boston NY Daily News | February 7th 2009 ________________________________________________________From Shepard Fairey's official website ( 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 ________________________________________________________ Here is the 'thank...
  • Shephard Fairey, Creator Of The Obama "Hope" Poster ... Mug Shot

    03/26/2012 11:01:05 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 74 replies · 121+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 3/26/12 | The Smoking Gun
    Meet Shepard Fairey. The famed street artist who created the Barack Obama Hope poster is pictured here in a United States Marshals Service mug shot... (snip)
  • The Obama Hope Artist Is Going To Jail?

    02/27/2012 10:52:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Artist Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic "Hope" campaign poster featuring then-Sen. Barack Obama for the 2008 presidential campaign, pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct.See the story here. I know it's not spelled the same way, but it looks like Mr. Fairey may get a chance to live out his name behind the slammer (that's a lot of innuendo for one sentence!). I whipped up a couple of parting gifts for him... This one is from me to liberals
  • Obama Hope Artist Pleads Guilty To Contempt

    02/25/2012 10:05:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/24/12 | Chad Bray
    The Los Angeles artist behind an iconic poster that became a symbol of President Barack Obamas campaign four years ago pleaded guilty to a criminal misdemeanor Friday stemming from his actions during a copyright dispute over the poster. * * * At a separate bail hearing Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Levy said prosecutors are likely to seek some term of imprisonment in the case.
  • Lying artist Hopeless (Shepard Fairey faces up to 6 months for contempt)

    02/25/2012 10:04:09 AM PST · by dead · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2012 | BRUCE GOLDING
    The artist who created the iconic HOPE poster for President Obamas 2008 campaign faces up to six months in the slammer for lying in court papers about the source of his inspiration... < snip > Fairey, 42, admitted undertaking an elaborate scheme to make it seem that he used one Associated Press photograph of Obama as a reference for his famous image, when in reality he had used another AP image. He made the false statements as part of a lawsuit he brought against the AP to block a potential copyright claim. Violating the courts trust was the worst thing...
  • Obama 'HOPE' poster artist pleads guilty [to criminal contempt]

    02/24/2012 6:15:47 PM PST · by justlurking · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoooooo! ^ | 2012-02-24 | Larry Neumeister
    The creator of the Barack Obama "HOPE" poster pleaded guilty Friday to criminal contempt, saying he made a "terrible decision" in 2009 to destroy some documents and fabricate others in a civil lawsuit pertaining to The Associated Press photograph he relied upon to make the poster. Shepard Fairey entered the plea in federal court to the misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum potential penalty of up to six months in prison. Sentencing was set for July 16. The criminal case originated after the artist acknowledged he had fabricated information in a lawsuit he brought against the AP in February 2009....
  • Obama HOPE Artist Beaten Bloody in Copenhagen by Left-wing Radicals

    08/16/2011 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/11 | Jim Hoft
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 5:44 AM HOPE Obama HOPE artist Shepard Fairey was beaten bloody in Copenhagen by anarchists who told him to, Go back to America. The Guardian reported: When graffiti artist Shepard Fairey turned his talents to US politics, his reward was international acclaim and a letter of thanks from Barack Obama. When he employed a similar tactic in Denmark, however, the response proved altogether less edifying. Last weekend, Fairey creator of the famous Hope poster that came to encapsulate Obamas 2008 presidential campaign was beaten up after the opening of...
  • Shepard Fairey on Occupy Wall Street: I Support the Movement.

    11/18/2011 6:39:16 PM PST · by Dajjal · 15 replies · 1+ views
    GalleristNY ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Sarah Douglas
    Shepard Fairey on Occupy Wall Street: I Support the Movement. The Artist Says Hes at Work on Images That Call Out the Villains by Sarah Douglas11/15/11 [snip] This morning, we spoke with artist Shepard Fairey, who was recently chosen by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation as its first Artist as Activist, for which Mr. Fairey created 100 signed prints of a new poster called The Future is Unwritten, which is available through, starting at $1,250, to benefit Coalition for the Homeless. We asked Mr. Fairey, who spoke with us on the phone from the James Hotel, not far from the...
  • Obama campaign asks artists to work for free on jobs posters, sparking outrage

    10/20/2011 6:19:39 AM PDT · by martosko · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2011 | Steven Nelson
    President Barack Obamas re-election campaign is asking artists to design promotional posters that convey a message: support American jobs. The brutal irony for artists, however, is that they will receive no payment for their work. The campaign, which has $61 million on hand, will reward only the three artists whose work is selected for use. The compensation? A copy of their artwork, signed by the president. The Graphic Artists Guild isnt pleased with the ask. On Saturday, the guild issued an open letter to the campaign voicing outrage over what it called a shameful competition.
  • Shepard Fairey, L.A. Street Artist, Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street

    10/15/2011 6:45:19 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 21 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/14/2011 | Simone Wilson
    This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original. An East Coast art-blog editor who's been keeping up with the artistic aspects of OWS (and oh, there are many -- in L.A. too!) told WNYC radio of Fairey's "Occupation Party" invite: Look familiar? ​"I think it's really great that it's an upward looking positive image, as well as it tries to tie together a little bit of the radicalism...
  • Shepard Fairey, L.A. Street Artist, Designs Party Invite for Occupy Wall Street

    10/14/2011 3:39:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    L A Weekly ^ | Oct.ober 14, 2011 | Simone Wilson
    A West Coast legend does his part. ​Yup. This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original. An East Coast art-blog editor who's been keeping up with the artistic aspects of OWS (and oh, there are many -- in L.A. too!) told WNYC radio of Fairey's "Occupation Party" invite: "I think it's really great that it's an upward looking positive image, as well as it tries to tie...
  • Fairey Attacked by Danes

    08/17/2011 11:08:41 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 8 replies
    Serial art plagiarist Shepard Fairey, the man responsible for stealing a photo and making it an icon, was attacked last weekend in Copenhagen after he failed to understand that history has meaning. Fairey had been in the city creating a series of “street art” murals on the sides of buildings. The Guardian reports: “The LA-based artist believes the attack was sparked by a misunderstanding over his mural commemorating the demolition of the legendary “Ungdomshuset” (youth house) at Jagtvej 69… Fairey’s installation, painted on a building adjacent to the vacant site, depicted a dove in flight above the word “peace” and...
  • Associated Press sues retailers over iconic Obama image

    03/12/2011 4:29:14 AM PST · by csvset · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 March 2011 | BBC
    The Associated Press has sued several retailers including Urban Outfitters for the unauthorised use of the Hope image created by artist Shepard Fairey. Artist Fairey used an AP photo without permission to create the image, and was sued by the news agency for violating copyright. That case was settled. AP argues that using the image on T-shirts is wilful and blatant violation of the copyright of the photo. A spokesman said that using photos for free devalued the work of journalists. The news agency filed lawsuits against Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and Zumiez seeking unspecified damages. A Nordstrom spokeswoman said in...
  • Oscars 2011: How All Good Leftists Must Have Voted

    02/26/2011 10:36:50 AM PST · by mikalasukala · 4 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | February 26, 2011 | Consigliere5
    How all good Leftists (AKA HOLLYWOOD) must have voted:Follow along on this Oscar Nomination list.Best Picture:As you can see from this Big Hollywood article from Lawrence Meyers, a majority of these nominees are not worthy.It's clear that there is only one movie that you could've voted for in this category with a clear conscience: The Kids Are Alright.from John Nolte's review:Remove from this little family drama the gratuitous girl-on-girl sex, the guy-on-girl sex, and the ridiculously unnecessary and explicit images from a guy-on-guy gay porn film that no amount of hypnotism or bleach could ever erase from my mind,...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Even Shepard Fairey's Losing Hope (Obama 'Hope' poster artist)

    09/24/2010 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/24/2010 | Aamer Madhani
    The artist whose poster of Barack Obama became a rallying image during the hope-and-change election of 2008 says he understands why so many people have lost faith. In an exclusive interview with National Journal on Thursday, Shepard Fairey expressed his disappointment with the president -- a malaise that seems representative of many Democrats who had great expectations for Obama. Fairey explained that when he came up with the poster in 2008, he was trying to find a single image that embodied the issues he cared most about -- promoting health care, helping labor, and curtailing lobbyists. He likened the issues...
  • 'Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey Down on Obama

    06/07/2010 11:41:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 118+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/7/2010
    Fairey, , "Some of the works are about gridlock in Washington. Washington is too intertwined with corporate America . . . I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it's not panning out. He's not pushing hard enough."
  • Evidence ordered released in HOPE artist case

    04/05/2010 4:52:58 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 6 replies · 403+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 5, 2010 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK Lawyers for artist Shepard Fairey must disclose the identities of anyone who deleted or destroyed records related to a copyright dispute over the Barack Obama "HOPE" image, a judge said Monday
  • Shepard Fairey to face criminal investigation in Associated Press case

    01/29/2010 9:10:33 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies · 475+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2010 | David Ng
    A judge in New York revealed today that artist Shepard Fairey is facing a criminal investigation in connection with his admitted misconduct in the ongoing legal case with the Associated Press, according to reports... A spokesman for the AP said in a statement issued this evening that the news organization has received a grand jury subpoena related to Fairey's misconduct during the case. A lawyer representing Fairey did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In October, the L.A. artist admitted that he knowingly submitted false images and deleted others during the case in an attempt to conceal the...
  • The Audacity of Hype

    11/27/2009 10:02:00 PM PST · by solar Republic · 8 replies · 1,133+ views ^ | Nov 20th 2009 | Dan reilly
    Any album with a title that openly mocks President Obama needs a cover that's equally subversive, and Jello Biafra's artwork for 'The Audacity of Hype' certainly delivers. The former Dead Kennedys frontman opted for a version of Shepard Fairey's famous "HOPE" picture and replace Obama's image with a demonic version of himself, fangs and horns included. Rather than just get an artist to spoof the picture like so many others have done, Biafra went to Fairey himself. "We've known each other for years, at least by phone and being fans of each other's work. He'd done another album cover for...
  • Artist admits he lied about 'Hope' photo

    10/18/2009 4:06:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies · 1,935+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 17, 2009 | AP
    Shepard Faireys claim that he had the right to use a news photo to create his famous Barack Obama HOPE poster became a widely watched court case about fair use that now appears to have nearly collapsed. By Friday night, his attorneys led by Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University said they intend to withdraw from the case and said the artist had misled them by fabricating information and destroying other material. Fairey himself admitted that he didnt use The Associated Press photo of Obama seated next to actor George Clooney he...
  • Artist admits using key AP photo for 'HOPE' poster

    10/17/2009 5:04:53 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies · 1,935+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune (AP) ^ | October 17, 2009 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK Shepard Fairey's claim that he had the right to use a news photo to create his famous Barack Obama "HOPE" poster became a widely watched court case about fair use that now appears to have nearly collapsed. By Friday night, his attorneys led by Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University said they intend to withdraw from the case and said the artist had misled them by fabricating information and destroying other material. Fairey himself admitted that he didn't use The Associated Press photo of Obama seated next to...
  • Artist Admits Using Other Photo for Hope Poster [Obama's communist-propaganda icon artist Shepard

    10/17/2009 4:57:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies · 2,202+ views
    "Shepard Fairey has now been forced to admit that he sued the AP under false pretenses by lying about which AP photograph he used to make the Hope and Progress posters," Kasi said. "Mr. Fairey has also now admitted to the AP that he fabricated and attempted to destroy other evidence in an effort to bolster his fair use case and cover up his previous lies and omissions." Kasi said the AP would continue to "vigorously pursue its countersuit alleging that Fairey willfully infringed the AP's copyright in the close-up photo of then-Sen. Obama."
  • AP Says Attorneys for Shepard Fairey, Obama Poster Artist, Make Major Admissions in Case

    10/16/2009 7:20:22 PM PDT · by kristinn · 32 replies · 3,461+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Friday, October 16, 2009 | E&P Staff
    A statement emerged tonight from AP concerning its long battle with artist Shepard Fairey over his use of an AP photo as the basic image for his famous Obama campaign poster. AP claims that Fairey's attorneys admit he tried to destroy some evidence, faking others and that his attorneys have sought to get off the case. Statement from Srinandan R. Kasi, VP and General Counsel, The Associated Press, follows. * Striking at the heart of his fair use case against the AP, Shepard Fairey has now been forced to admit that he sued the AP under false pretenses by lying...
  • White House Creates ACORN for the Arts

    10/05/2009 11:07:12 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 474+ views
    Big Government ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Ben Shapiro
    Over the last week, Big Hollywood and Big Government have been extensively covering the August 10 conference call between the National Endowment for the Arts and a group of artists a call on which the artists were encouraged to support President Obamas agenda, with the tacit promise that they would be handsomely rewarded with government grants. The NEA representative on the call was then-Communications Director of the NEA Yosi Sergant. Now we have new evidence that the White House itself has been using its sway to recruit artists not just to support President Obamas volunteerism initiatives, but to...
  • A Look at "Art for Obama" With Shepard Fairey

    10/04/2009 9:37:06 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 18 replies · 1,727+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | Miranda Siegel
    Even though Obama's popularity has been sliding significantly, Shepard Fairey, designer of the viral blue-and-red Manifest Hope poster, thinks it's the perfect time to release a slick and comprehensive anthology of celebratory Obama-related artworks: Art for Obama, which he co-edited with Evolutionary Media Group founder Jennifer Gross, comes out October 2. In addition to getting a look at the imagery, we spoke with Fairey about Obama's approval ratings, how political art reaches beyond politics, and his thoughts on the artistic deification of our leader.Watch the Slideshow Siegel: Tell us about the idea behind Art for Obama. Fairey: People undervalue...
  • Yosi Sergant of NEA resigns, effectively immediately!

    09/24/2009 2:45:58 PM PDT · by Boiling Pots · 96 replies · 4,844+ views
    NRO ^ | Sept 24 | Jonah Goldberg
    Via twitter from Jonah Goldberg JonahNROJust got email from NEA. Yosi Sergant resigned, effectively immediately.
  • White House to agencies: Don't overstep on grants

    09/22/2009 1:31:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 496+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/22/09 | Phillip Elliot
    PHILIP ELLIOTT (AP) - Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON White House officials told agencies across the government Tuesday they should take care to avoid even the appearance that politics played a part in the award of federal grants. The advisory came in response to an embarrassing incident last month in which a National Endowment for the Arts official asked artists on a conference call to coordinate with the Corporation for Public Service on ways to help bolster President Barack Obama's public service agenda
  • Pregame Report: The NEA Conference Call (Other Shoe)

    09/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by quegley · 53 replies · 4,800+ views ^ | Sep 20th 2009 | Mike Flynn and John Nolte
    On August 25th 2009, Big Hollywoods Patrick Courrielche broke the story of a conference call he attended with other rising artist and art community luminaries: On Thursday August 6th, I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to attend a conference call scheduled for Monday August 10th hosted by the NEA, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and United We Serve. The call would include a group of artists, producers, promoters, organizers, influencers, marketers, taste-makers, leaders or just plain cool people to join together and work together to promote a more civically engaged America and celebrate how...
  • Heads roll at NEA: Yosi Sergant re-assigned at NEA not resigned

    09/10/2009 12:23:45 PM PDT · by Dog · 17 replies · 2,152+ views
    Big Hollywood/Washington Times: ^ | Sept 10 2009 | John Nolte
    UPDATE: The National Endowment for the Arts Public Affairs Specialist Sally Gifford contacted The Washington Times and clarified that Mr. Sergant is still an employee at the NEA but is no longer Director of Communications.
  • Official Dishonesty from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

    09/08/2009 1:28:48 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 2 replies · 537+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-8-09 | Kerry Picket
    Must go to the site for audio and see the Glenn Beck links too.
  • Film Producer Accuses NEA of Enlisting Artists to Push Obama's Domestic Agenda

    09/01/2009 5:30:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 23 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | August 28, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    [snip] Courrielche said officials on the hour-long call -- including NEA Director of Communications Yosi Sergant and Michael Skolnik, political director for hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons -- encouraged the artists on the line to create works of art in their respective fields related to health care, energy and the environment. "What I heard was a well thought-out pitch to encourage artists to create art on these issues," Courrielche told "We were told we were consulted for a reason, and they specifically stated those issues as the issues we should focus on, to plant the seed. It doesn't take a...
  • INFURIATING! NEA Seeks Artists to Push Obama's Agenda!

    08/26/2009 1:20:18 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 25 replies · 1,024+ views
    Big Hollywood | 8/26/09 | Patrick Courrielche
    I recently wrote a critique of the art communitys lack of dissent in the face of many controversial decisions made by the current administration. Entitled The Artist Formerly Known as Dissident, one of the key points argued in the article was the potential danger associated with the use of the art community as a tool of the state. Little did I know how quickly this concern would be elevated to an outright probability. Sometime between when I finished the critique and when it went live online, I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to take part...
  • Shepard Fairey has 'doubts' about intelligence of Obama Joker artist (Joker Poster)

    08/19/2009 3:09:29 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies · 1,673+ views
    LA Times ^ | ust 10, 2009 | Mark Milian
    Shepard Fairey is all for free speech and creating a political dialogue. But the man who created the instantly recognizable posters for Barack Obama's presidential campaign has some choice words for the anonymous artist who made the Obama Joker artwork. "I have my doubts about the person's intelligence," Fairey said on the phone from Pittsburgh. "It's not grammatically correct. It would be 'socialist' ... Obama is not Marx. He didn't create socialism." Semantics aside, "I don't agree with the political content of the poster," Fairey said. "They don't realize that Medicaid is a socialist program." The federal Medicaid program, of...
  • Shepard Fairey talks about his art (Obama Artist) for event

    08/15/2009 7:23:59 AM PDT · by Glenn · 31 replies · 877+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 08/14/2009 | Liyun Jin, et al is hosting an event at the Andy Warhol Museum to salute graphic artist Shepard Fairey, who created the Obama "Hope" poster. The artist was busy today working on an installation across the street from the museum.
  • Clermont police interview suspect in Obama 'Joker' posters

    08/14/2009 1:39:22 PM PDT · by Vasilli22 · 23 replies · 933+ views
    CLERMONT - Clermont police have interviewed one suspect who is admitting to putting up the dozens of posters pasted around the city depicting President Obama as the Joker character from the Batman film The Dark Knight, city officials confirmed. Assistant City Manager Darren Gray said city officials have an individual "admitting to putting up 500" of the posters. Clermont Police Capt. Eric Jensen said the male individual has admitted to putting up some signs, but investigators suspect others were involved and their investigation is continuing. "We have talked to an individual," Jensen said. "He only admitted to some of it...We're...
  • Why So Serious? Obama/Joker Poster Draws 'Outrage'

    08/10/2009 2:01:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies · 3,325+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | Aughst 10, 2009 | Bobby Eberle
    If there's one thing about liberals, it's that they're predictably predictable. In their eyes, it is more than acceptable to mock Sarah Palin and her family, using descriptions that range from rude to crude. When President Bush was in office, he was the focus of daily ridicule from left-wing journalists and bloggers. However, no one better make fun of Barack Obama or the thought police will express "outrage" and brand you a racist. That's exactly what is happening now as a poster of Obama in "Joker" makeup is popping up on walls and city streets. My question to the lefties:...
  • Shepard Fairey-designed Obama portrait on cover of Rolling Stone deifies, questions President

    08/06/2009 3:25:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies · 1,581+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/06/2009 | Helen Kennedy
    Artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic HOPE campaign poster of Barack Obama was a global sensation, is back with a new image that both questions and deifies the President. Appearing on the cover of the Aug. 20 Rolling Stone, the portrait depicts Obama with a brow knit in determination, surrounded by a halo of stars. "Will he take bold action or compromise too easily?" asks a headline enshrining the President's head. Fairey said it wasn't meant to be a halo. Rather, the picture he worked from showed Obama standing in front of the presidential seal, he said. "It's one thing to...