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Artist behind iconic Obama poster explains why he refused to draw Clinton

Shepard Fairey created one of the most memorable images of the 2008 presidential election with his stylized rendition of then-candidate Barack Obama captioned with the word “Hope.”

While the artist has serious misgivings about this year’s GOP nominee, however, he revealed in a recent CNN interview why he did not create a similar poster for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“I haven’t always agreed with her,” Fairey said. “I was really disappointed in her support of the Iraq war.”

He went on to insist Clinton “is much better for the United States than Donald Trump,” a candidate he called “a demagogue who’s a bigot and is sexist.”

According to Fairey, though, it is hard for him to rally around the embattled former secretary of state.

Not only is Clinton a difficult subject for his creative style, he said he has yet to “find her inspiring enough” to warrant his artistic treatment.


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