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Shepard Fairey Arrested in Boston

Artist Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night in Boston
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Boston police arrested LA-based artist Shepard Fairey yesterday on outstanding warrants alleging the famous Obama "Hope" poster artist "tagged property with graffiti," according to the Huffington Post. "Fairey was in Boston on Friday for his new exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art." The artist has also found himself swirled in controversy of late regarding the Associated Press' allegation that he violated copyright laws by using one of their photos as the basis for his red, white, and blue colored Obama images that were used prominently in the now-President's campaign. Per LAist sister-site Bostonist, Fairey was arrested "on his way to play a DJ set" at the museum where his exhibit is being held.