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That ‘Hope’ Poster? The Artist Didn’t Build That…

The artist behind the Soviet-style Obama “Hope” poster that has been such a hit? It turns out that he didn’t build that, but he’s going out of his way to pretend that he did:

The US artist who created the well-known “Hope” poster featuring President Barack Obama has been given two years probation and fined $25,000 (£15,000) in a criminal contempt case.

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to destroying documents and fabricating evidence in his legal battle with Associated Press (AP).

He had based his poster on an AP photo and later tried to hide the evidence.

Mr Fairey was spared jail but will do 300 hours of community service.

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