Shepard Fairey

Artist Shepard Fairey poses next to his portrait of then President-Elect Barack Obama at the National Portrait Gallery - Washington, DC - Jan 17, 2009 (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama ‘HOPE’ Artist Shepard Fairey Gets Probation In AP Lawsuit Case

A federal judge in New York has given two years of probation to an artist who created the “HOPE” poster that came to symbolize Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He was sentenced Friday in Manhattan.


Barack Obama by Shepard Fairey (credit: AP Photo/National Portrait Gallery)

Judge Drops Claims In Obama ‘HOPE’ Artist Vs. AP

Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein said in a one-page order that a “suggestion of settlement” led him to dismiss claims between Shepard Fairey and the AP.