'Hope' Artist No Longer an Obama Fan

The prez isn't really living up to Shepard Fairey's expectations
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 10:36 AM CDT
Updated Jun 12, 2010 12:00 PM CDT
In this Jan. 12, 2009 file photo, Los Angeles street artist Shepard Fairey poses for a picture in front of Barack Obama "HOPE" posters in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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(Newser) – How quickly things change. Shepard Fairey, creator of the iconic Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster, is no longer feeling quite so smitten with the prez, the New York Post reports. “Washington is too intertwined with corporate America,” Fairey said at a recent show opening. “I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it's not panning out. He's not pushing hard enough.”

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