Pablo Picasso had once said that, Good artists copy. Great artists steal. But based on what I’m seeing right now… uhmm I dunno.
Shepard Fairey’s good. He has a unique style, creative mind but i think it’s not fair using other’s works without giving credits to them. I wonder how much did Shepard Fairey earned already with those rip-offs.
I’ll let you be the judge.
Want some more?
http://www.art-for-a-change.com/Obey/index.htm - an article about the Plagiarist Shepard Fairey
http://www.thegiant.org - lists of Fairey’s references for his artworks