Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Is Shepard Fairey a plagiarist?



I've been a huge fan of Shepard Fairey for many years. I've collected dozens of his posters and even wrote an article about him for a Chicago weekly. Today, Steven Heller weighs in with whether Fairey's work is plagiarism or not. Check out his blog post.

3 comments:

Picasojo said...

I just finished reading about Shepard Fairey, as I was unfamiliar with his name, work and relevance. It is clear the images he used have been produced by other artists and that he is simply using cheap filters, other photo shop gimicks and using a sub-counter culture to promote and consume his line "Obey". What can I say, the masses are asses; and that was stated by Teddy Roosevelt.. I think. He wants the dolla dolla bill that's all.
Picasojo

peat said...

I own that "Big Brother" Print...

Also have you seen this...
http://www.brghtnghts.com/blog/?page_id=46

I too am a huge fan but these bother me a bit.

anyway...OBEY!

Picasojo said...

all I have to say is Dis-OBEY