- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit police are investigating after graffiti similar to the style of street artist Shepard Fairey was found on several buildings.

Sgt. Rebecca McKay said Tuesday that the graffiti has been found on about 14 structures in Detroit, including a water tower, buildings and freeway underpasses.

Fairey recently completed a 185-foot by 60-foot mural in downtown Detroit. The commissioned work was financed by a company affiliated with online mortgage lender Quicken Loans.

Victoria Yarnish, director of Obey Giant Art LLC, which is affiliated with Fairey, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Fairey was traveling and unavailable for interviews.

Fairey got in a legal dispute with the AP after using an AP photo in his famous Barack Obama “HOPE” poster. He agreed in 2011 to pay the AP $1.6 million.

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