April 15, 2009

"This is a fun process, I'll say that," says Shepard Fairey.

The artist — famed for that Obama "Hope" image — laughs at efforts to prosecute him for vandalism.

12 comments:

American Liberal Elite said...

He who laughs last ...

Palladian said...

Aren't this retread's 15 minutes up yet? Jesus. He's the graphic equivalent of a mediocre cover band. I'd rather look at another fascinating Robert Indiana "Love" artwork.

American Liberal Elite said...

Shepard Fairey. Didn't Heath Ledger play him in Brokeback Mountain?

traditionalguy said...

The Professor needs to add a tag this story for Tagging.

Robert Cook said...

I've gotta say, I like Shepard Fairey's work. He may be recycling images from elsewhere, but he's got an eye and as with Andy Warhol, he knows how to transform the images he's reusing into visually compelling new images.

Salamandyr said...

I want to put him in jail for that execrable Soviet realist depiction of our Dear Leader that is pasted all over the place.

Turning our visual landscape into the equivalent of some third world Marxist dictatorship has to be a crime in some jurisdiction.

zedzded said...

Is it a crime to turn our country into a 3rd world Marxist dictatorship? Or is the art the only crime?

Robert Cook said...

"Is it a crime to turn our country into a 3rd world Marxist dictatorship?"And who is doing this?

If our country becomes a third world nation, it will be as a result of the thievery of our wealth by the great financial institutions of this country, of which our government has long been an enabling agent, hardly something that has happened since the last election.

If we become a dictatorship, it will be because the government has long been moving to dismiss our Constitutional rule of law, again, hardly something that has happened just since the last election, and which, in fact, was visibly accelerated during the last eight years.

And "Marxist?" I deplore Obama because he is too much a "moderate" centrist bureaucrat, just another establishment politician doing the bidding of the financial and corporate institutions who own and rule our country. He's just a "kinder, gentler" Bush, who was a stupider, meaner Clinton, who was a younger, sexier George H.W. Bush, who was a less charismatic Reagan, who was etc, etc.

Anyone who can deplore Obama's alleged march to fascism who did not doubly despise his thuggish and imbecilic predecessor is a fool or a fraud.

Salamandyr said...

Is it a crime to turn our country into a 3rd world Marxist dictatorship? Or is the art the only crime?It is not a crime to advocate for change in our government. It may be foolish, it may be shortsighted, it may be evil, but it's not a crime.

Bad art, on the other hand...

zedzded said...

Ah, Cookie, you felon loving lefty. Thanks for clearing that up. Now go rant about tea parties and whatnot elsewhere.

Obama a centrist - that's one of the funniest things I have ever read. I guess if Stalin is your hero then maybe Obama is a bit to the right of your position. But he is still in Castro territory for rational people.

Robert Cook said...

How would you know what rational people think?

Lyle said...

I agree with Robert Cook. It's now grown beyond the Obama image to images of all kinds of thing. I think it's great... even if its art of the left. Most art is of the left anyway. Non-leftists have even gotten hold of the style and are using it themselves. Good for them.