"Street artist" Shepard Fairey doctored an AP photo of a solemn presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama into a Communist style portrait heavy on red, white and blue shadows, added the Obama campaign O as his lapel pin and HOPE in block letters thus creating a famous symbol slapped on posters, pins, signs,T-Shirts, and even a Time Magazine cover its Man of the Year. The AP is now suing Fairey, claiming copyright infringement.
But this isn't Fairey's only legal entanglement for utilizing other's property as his own. Friday night he was arrested as he entered Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art for an exhibition of his work and charged with property damage for doing what street artists do --commonly called graffiti.
The title of his museum exhibit? "Supply and Demand."