Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it.
The Obama Poster and Fair Use
Thought you might enjoy the chance to see me use the Obamicon to make a Fairey poster of myself.
In my judgment, I see Fairey's poster as a fair use of the AP photograph. But I have been reading the work of legal scholars like Michael Madison, who has moved me to explore the work of Fairey and the questions of originality that arise in his form of appropriation art. Plus, using the Obamicon has caused some pause--- Are you inspired by my hopeful image? It seems like the folks who created the Obamicon have the real creative talent here!