July 17, 2009

DOH! Obama "Hope" artist pleads guilty to vandalism

Via the NY Times:

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in Boston Municipal Court to one charge of defacing property and two charges of wanton destruction of property under $250, all misdemeanors.

The 39-year-old Los Angeles street artist, who became famous for plastering his posters and stickers throughout cities, must pay $2,000 to a graffiti removal organization and cannot possess tagging materials -- such as stickers or paste -- in Boston except for authorized art installations. He also must tell officials when he plans to visit Suffolk County, where Boston is located.

Hmm. I thought they might get him on libel charges for all those "Hope" posters!

Posted by Hube at July 17, 2009 09:31 AM | TrackBack

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