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Good article on Shepard Fairey plagiarism...

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"Most well known for his "Obey Giant" street posters, Shepard Fairey has carefully nurtured a reputation as a heroic guerilla street artist waging a one man campaign against the corporate powers-that-be. Infantile posturing aside, Fairey’s art is problematic for another, more troubling reason - that of plagiarism.

 

Lincoln Cushing, Josh MacPhee, and Favianna Rodriguez, worked closely with me on researching this article, having initially brought Fairey’s plagiarism to my attention. Cushing is an art historian and author of Revolución: Cuban Poster Art, Visions of Peace & Justice, and Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Josh MacPhee is an artist, activist and author of Stencil Pirates: A Global Survey of the Street Stencil, and Favianna Rodriguez is an artist, activist and Chicana print maker. Their invaluable research and documentation provides the foundation for most of what appears in this article..."

 

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http://art-for-a-change.com/Obey/

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carefully nurtured a reputation as a heroic guerilla street artist waging a one man campaign against the corporate powers-that-be.

LULZ.

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who cares stencils and posters are fucking gay.

 

oh and it seriously took people 20 years to realize he hasnt once proven to have any artistic skill what so ever and that all he does is make fancy posters and then mass produce them for art fags to buy and put up for him.

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Don't miss the 1st article in this series, Andy Warhol was a biter. It was written by one of the artists that designs banana stickers as well as the artist behind the Campbell's Soup labels.

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i agree with whoever said wheat paste and stencils are lame.i mean their cool to look at occasionally but for the most part when i see them in like dc or when im in kc i pass by them and take pics of the shit ridin on the highway and whatnot.i recorded rash last night thinking it would be about you know bombing...but no it was a show about a bunch of aussies putting up stickers and shit.i dont want to watch that.i want to watch people bomb shit and get into drunken fights and write on stupid graffwhore titties and shit..goddamn europeans.minus the transit shit they do in berlin and munich i am not a fan.

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aussies are not europeans.

 

more or less.they came from england...they have a bit of a different swagger about them but they are still more or less englismen.i like australians for the most part.i just dont want to sit through 2 hours of you putting up stickers on stop signs and pretending like your actually risking your freedom and personal safety on the same level as a dude hanging off a ledge trying to put his name up.i got alot more respect for bombers than i do for stencilists and shit.

 

just sayin yo.

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i wonder if shepard can really draw though.i would like to see if he has any skills with the pen and whatnot.

 

He went to RISD. He can draw. Draw other peoples work.

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banksy and fairy areboth faggots i bet banksy stencilsfairys back whilst he pumps his ass full of hipfaggotry.i couldnt care less if this faggots rich he made a career through biting we all know this but who cares right its marketable hopefully the yuppies ask for a refund on all of thier "original"works

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That "plagiarism" article is absolutely useless

Like it's a damn scoop to find out Obey is inspired by Russian propaganda aestetic?

Trying to hurt his career, being some jealous cunts that have nothing to say?

The fuck out of here, Giant was never considered an 'artist', he just paste freaking poster all ready.

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That "plagiarism" article is absolutely useless

Like it's a damn scoop to find out Obey is inspired by Russian propaganda aestetic?

Trying to hurt his career, being some jealous cunts that have nothing to say?

The fuck out of here, Giant was never considered an 'artist', he just paste freaking poster all ready.

 

He wasnt inspired. He straight up copied works.

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