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Russell Brand Does Graffiti On Graffiti On Graffiti … Supporting Katy Perry

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Ha!

We can't deny we're quite intrigued over Russell Brand's new FX comedic variety series Brand X, and were pleasantly amused by this nugget we found on Brand's personal Twit page.

In the promo-vid, Russell has managed to convince a friend to paint over some Katy Perry-themed graffiti on a Brand X Sunset Blvd. Billboard, which was originally designed by graffiti artist Shepard Fairey!

Russell eloquently tweets:

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Orwell's 1984 Is Coming To The Big Screen Thanks To Obama "Hope" Artist

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George Orwell's 1984 could be getting another adaptation soon, thanks to a little Hope!

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment and Julie Yorn's LBI Entertainment are tag-teaming to bring the book to the big screen, and its all because of one particular street artist.

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Stay Warm & Chic With Karl Lagerfeld

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Looking for a scarf that says you're chic and you have semi-expensive taste? Then this one's for YOU!

Yarnz has created a Shepard Fairey inspired Karl Lagerfeld cashmere and wool-blend scarf and it can be yours for $150.

Kinda late to be jumping on the HOPE copycat bandwagon, but whatevs.

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Death Cab For Cutie Collab With Obama Hope Artist Shepard Fairey On New Video!

Things are really happening for Obama HOPE artist Shepard Fairey!

Back in January, not only did Shepard settle a lawsuit with the Associated Press, but AP agreed to work with him while moving forward with plans for the Barack Obama HOPE image.

THEN, Fairey helped deface/enhance a self-portrait of Stephen Colbert, which sold for $26,000!

Now, Shepard Fairey has used his street art skills in Death Cab for Cutie's Home is a Fire music video (above).

Things are def looking up for Shepard! Should be inneresting to see who he collaborates with next!

What do U think of Shepard Fairey's contribution to Death Cab's new video? Impressed?

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The AP Sues The Hope Out Of Nordstrom & Urban Outfitters

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Here we go again.

Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters have found themselves in a legal battle with the Associated Press and it's all over a picture of Barack Obama.

The AP claims in each lawsuit that both retailers "had engaged in willful and blatant violation of the AP's copyright to a photograph that artist Shepard Fairey's HOPE image was based on.".

For those not keeping tabs, Shepard was also sued by the AP for using the picture without permission, but eventually settled out of court earlier this year.

Urban Outfitters wouldn't comment, but Nordstrom said: "We're aware of the lawsuit and are reaching out to our vendor to determine next steps".

The Associate Press HOPES to receive unspecified damages from all involved.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Stephen Colbert Self-Portrait Sells For 26K At Auction!

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Wonder how much a Jon Stewart would go for….or if we want to go REALLY vintage, how about a Craig Kilborn! LOLz.

During an auction to benefit childhood education at Phillips de Pury & Company yesterday, a self-portrait of Stephen Colbert sold for $26,000!

The portrait depicts "Colbert saluting in front of several more images of himself," and it was defaced/enhanced by artists Frank Stella, Andres Serrano, and Shepard Fairey.

Here's what Stephen had to say about it during the auction:

"We're doing this for children."

"If you're not raising your paddle it means you hate children."

"I will personally hang this portrait."

Guess Stephen was pret-ty convincing, because his artwork made lots of $$$!

Hmm…wonder how much we could fetch for a self-portrait…

[Image via WENN.]

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AP Settles Dispute With Obama Hope Artist

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The Associated Press has settled the lawsuit against street artist Shepard Fairey, who is known for creating the Barack Obama HOPE image.

AP sued Fairey because they believed he violated their copyright of the original photograph. But they have resolved their differences!

A statement from the media organization reads:

"Mr. Fairey has agreed that he will not use another AP photo in his work without obtaining a license from the AP. The two sides have also agreed to work together going forward with the Hope image and share the rights to make the posters and merchandise bearing the Hope image and to collaborate on a series of images that Fairey will create based on AP photographs."

The financial terms remain confidential.

A federal judge dismissed the AP's complaint on Tuesday at the "suggestion of settlement" between the parties.

We're excited to see the future collaborations between the two!

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