“I think it’s ‘fair use’ in the way that I’ve interpreted it,” artist Shepard Fairey told CBS Sunday Morning of the appropriated Obama image that has him in a legal scuffle with the Associated Press and incurring the wrath of Milton Glaser. “And if you look at pop art over the last 50 years, I think that reinforces that assertion.” Get the full story tomorrow, when Fairey appears on NPR’s Fresh Air. We hear that host Terry Gross will also be talking with AP photographer Mannie Garcia and Rutgers law professor Greg Lastowa. If you miss the radio broadcast, listen at NPR’s website beginning tomorrow afternoon. While you do that, Fairey will be preparing to take the stage for “Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy,” a sold-out event hosted by Wired and the New York Public Library. He’ll join the one, the only Lawrence Lessig and moderator Steven Johnson for “a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture.” Suggest a question by e-mailing LIVEfromtheNYPL@nypl.org (subject: REMIX) by 2pm tomorrow.
In the meantime, enjoy last Sunday’s CBS segment on Fairey in the below video clip. We dare you not to smile when the avuncular Charles Osgood says “guerrilla street artist.”