Art and/or Vandalism
Fair use and stencils…
A question for supporters of street art…
You may have seen the news about George Zimmerman’s use of an AP photo as source material for a painting he wants to sell. It looks like the Shepard Fairey Obama poster all over again. In following the story I came across a critique of Fairey’s commercial use of images without permission or credit. I wish I were a better artist. A few of the stencils I put up are originals, but many I found through Google Images. Any thoughts on the matter?
The George Zimmerman Painting
Critique of Shepard Fairey
Peace in 2014…
My great-grandfather was born in the late 1800’s, and toward the end of his life lived at the top of the high rise building by Howell and Lincoln when it was reserved for the elderly. The story goes that when he was young he learned to draw a dove from a circus hand. The image is now part of our family archives.
I saw two redheads in Cambridge Woods this morning. While I was visiting with one, the other ran past me down the trail. I’ll catch you next time, Ethan. It made me sad to see the lovers defaced, but I hope they find peace and success in their endeavors in the new year.
So this is another one of prettymycity’s work. Just a regular ol’ sunflower but nonetheless brings some much needed color to the decaying and wet river trail. This will be especially pleasant to look at come winter’s white and chilling hold.
Thanks for coloring my city prettymycity. I only wish street art like this were legal to make our daily routines even brighter!
Thanks for the big ups, bro. Carry the light!