I Think I’ve Been robbed: Did Shepard Fairey and Filmaker Jeffrey Durkin STEAL from New York Street Artist TMNK aka Nobody??
First. Let’s be clear. I applaud and encourage all who use their energies to spread messages of peace and humanity. We all should engage and enlighten others the world, on how we each can make a difference.
Creating a commercial entity. Creating a film, dare I say a movie, a documentary that the premise is “Using street art as a weapon for peace…” Where said documentary filmmaker never contacts the founder of An International Art movement that has existed for over 4 years, with supporters worldwide, featured in countless magazines wearing the logo for said movement,. speaking at high Schools, mentoring youth, visiting nursing homes, USING ART AS A WEAPON not only to fight for PEACE, but TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND TO GIVE BACK TO HIS COMMUNITY… some might call that, ummm lazy research.
When said film whose premise, seems to mimic the Life Story of a certain New York Street Artist that everybody except them seems to know about, and call their film project Art As A Weapon, and their logo a dripping assault rifle and the ART IS MY WEAPON Dripping asuualt weapon…well..
You know… I’m just a nobody. Maybe this is just all in my head. So I’ll let YOU, the public, the media. and possibly a few smart suited types with law degrees decide… ART AS A WEAPON vs. ART IS MY WEAPON… But frankly, I think I’ve been robbed! What Do you think?
A Certain NOBODY’s Style since early 2005
And Shepard Fairey From His May Day Show May 2010
Far From Conclusive, I Agree… Then There was a NOBODY, New York Street Artist TMNK and ART Is My Weapon Creation for G40 Exhibit in March of 2010
And Then of Course Shepard Fairey a SOMEBODY, had his big MAY DAY show in MAY of 2010, guess what he showed…
And of course You ALL Know Our Art Is My Weapon Logo, The Bandana and The Shirts! right, and the countless supporters worldwide …
Soooooooo, Now Her comes this film and the title is ART AS A WEAPON, featuring …. Shepard Fairey, and the logo and associated marketing materials…
Well Like I Said, What Do YOU THINK?