Street Art

Shepard Fairey Copyright Battle

There has been a lot of talk online about the now infamous Shepard Fairey Obama poster that was produced with the help of a picture made by former AP Photographer Mannie Garcia. While I have held back from posting anything on this debate I think Stephen Colbert moderates a debate between David Ross, the former head of the Whitney Museum and founder of Artist Pension Trust and Ed Colbert, Stephen's lawyer brother. I am not sure where the legal case is with this issue I did notice that on Mannie Garcia's Hope Page he states:

In a telephone conversation on the 17th of February, Shepard Fairey acknowledged that my photograph was used and that credit should have been given as such.

via wooster collective

Back from Miami Basel

© 2008 Harlan Erskine. Scope Art Fair Life is Beautiful by Mr. Brainwash.

I'll have to wait to write a longer post until tomorrow but I just got back from Miami Basel on Monday and I have to say it was tons of fun. I thought there was a chance this year would be a bust because of or economic condition but I don't think it was. Sure it wasn't completely without fault-I missed the pulse fair this year and waisted my time at Photo Miami which was by far the most depressing fair I attended by far.