LORDS OF APATHY

October 16, 2009

DMD's Art Nook

Just to quickly recap, Shepard Fairey took an Associated Press photo of Obama and used it to make the now-iconic "Hope" image which has been used on campaign posters and a zillion products. The AP wrote Fairey a letter saying he infringed its copyright. Emboldened by a bunch of hippie lawyers who took the case for free to get some publicity, Fairey sued the AP to get the court to say he didn't infringe. Today, Fairey admitted that he lied to his lawyers and the court about which AP photo he used, and that he intentionally destroyed key evidence in the case. Now his lawyers are quitting. Whoops.

Point blank: this guy is a terrible artist. As a man of the streets, you'd think I'd be riding for him, but he was so arrogant about his bullshit paintings ("I am an artiste!") that I started hating him on GP. Fairey has been a one-trick pony for years but has somehow skated by without people pulling his card. I don't care how many times he's been in Juxtapose, the propaganda portraits got tired the thousandth time I saw them. I mean, Fairey's whole style has been reduced to a computer program. Dude sucks shit.

12 comments:

hacksaw jim chuggins said...

i started losing interest in his stuff after that terrible cover he did for some shitty smashing pumpkins album...twist is the shitt..his deitch stuff is nuts

HOST18 said...

That Pumpkins album kicks ass. I like real rock & roll tho, so what do I know??

Anonymous said...

Fuck everyone. Especially everyone.

Anonymous said...

straight up, this fool has been jacking peoples shit since day one, i can create better art on photoshop

Anonymous said...

he stinks like poopie. and his "art" is NOT art... its crap.

stranger said...

cosign dmd

Africa Black said...

"I don't care how many times he's been in Juxtapose"

Is that a Joke, If you are in Suxtapoze you are guaranteed to have shitty art. Sorry to break it to you..

Detroit Murder Dog said...

ABlack, that was kind of the point.

BM said...

but he's friends with Lance Armstrong!

JBiz said...

his art from 2009 and some years ago are completely interchangable without progression. propoganda type, border designs, same color palette, vector revolutionary portraits. over and over and over again. he's def overrated as far as creativity, just productive and good at business.

bastion of suffering said...

dude sucks, it's that simple. for the most part he doesn't even produce most of his own shit. and he's a total tool.

Anonymous said...

bout' time somebody called this guy out.