publication date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 (part of Round XLII)
clue: This artist lived a fairy tale until he was crushed by some bad news.
explanation: Fairey gained popularity for his portrait of Barack Obama, which was made into posters with the caption "HOPE" and became an unofficial part of the 2008 presidential campaign. In 2009, he was caught in controversy when the Associated Press claimed copyright on the photograph that was the basis of the portrait. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Amy Austin, and Aaron Shurtleff
trivia: This goo was originally created for the 2009 Year in Review.