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Friday, July 10, 2009

Shepard Fairey Cops to Graffiti Charge

An artist who created an iconic red, white and blue portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama that appeared on thousands of posters and T-shirts pleaded guilty on Friday to graffiti charges in Boston.

Shepard Fairey, a Los Angeles artist whose "Hope" image of Obama hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, was arrested in February while traveling to Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art to kickoff his first solo exhibition.

Police accused the 39-year-old of damaging property with graffiti in several city locations.

link: Obama portrait creator pleads guilty to graffiti | U.S. | Reuters


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