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Monday, April 13, 2009

“Shepard Fairey Is Not a Crook”

Steven Heller takes a critical look at Shepard Fairy’s controversial work.

…His is a wink and a nod toward visual culture and media monopoly. No designer with Fairey’s experience and historical knowledge could be so stupid as to pinch such visible historical artifacts and call them his own. On the contrary, Fairey sees popular visual culture in terms of what Tom Wolfe has called a “big closet” of shared objects…

Head over to The Moment blog for to read the article in full.

Thanks Mike for the tip.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 11:04 am  

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