Looks like the AP wants their piece of the profits from Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama image. The news organization is saying the street artist used one of their photographs to create the screen print that became the emblem of President Barack Obama’s campaign.
The only problem is Fairey claims any profits he received from the work, which now resides in the National Portrait Gallery, went to the Obama campaign. It’s kind of interesting to me that the AP waited until now to file suit. I’m curious to see if anything actually comes of it. Stay tuned.