Sunday, January 13, 2008
Mark Vallen vs Shepard Fairey....
Left: Still from director Michael Anderson’s 1956 film adaptation of George Orwell’s cautionary story of a dystopic future, 1984. Right: Fairey unmistakably stole his image from the "Big Brother is Watching You" propaganda posters used in Anderson’s film, without crediting the source.
"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."
Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey
A critique by artist Mark Vallen
the enitre article can be SEENnotSCENE at
Obey Plagiarist Shepard Fairey: A critique by artist Mark Vallen