Mr. Brainwash is back in the news

SnappingSnapping 994 Posts
edited June 2011 in Strut Central


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/artist-at-center-oscar-nominated-195544

Thierry "Mr. Brainwash" Guetta has been sued by Glen E. Friedman for his use of Friedman's classic photo of Run-DMC. I remember a lot of interest (and scorn) in Mr. Brainwash in the thread here about "Exit Through The Gift Shop."
There is a certain intrigue to this lawsuit because of the personalities involved: Guetta was the subject of Banksy's above-mentioned documentary. Shepard Fairey featured prominently in the documentary and is a friend and collaborator of Glen E. Friedman. Also, Fairey is being sued in a similar suit by the Associated Press who own the photograph that Fairey used for his iconic image of Barack Obama.
So does this prove that Mr. Brainwash is not a hoax and is actually just a hack who even progressive thinking art world peers can't stand anymore?

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  • tokyobeatstokyobeats 505 Posts
    Snapping said:

    So does this prove that Mr. Brainwash is not a hoax and is actually just a hack who even progressive thinking art world peers can't stand anymore?

    i think you have answered your own question.....

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    I thought Fairley won that suit a long time ago.

  • jammyjammy remixing bongo rock... 813 Posts
    win a suit. sounds like a card game

  • jammyjammy remixing bongo rock... 813 Posts
    jammy said:
    win a suit. sounds like a card game

    fuck, i am starting to sound like soulone. sorry guys

  • Bon VivantBon Vivant The Eye of the Storm 2,018 Posts
    LaserWolf said:
    I thought Fairley won that suit a long time ago.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/01/shepherd_faireys_obama_lawsuit.html

    In settling the lawsuit, the AP and Mr. Fairey have agreed that neither side surrenders its view of the law. Mr. Fairey has agreed that he will not use another AP photo in his work without obtaining a license from the AP. The two sides have also agreed to work together going forward with the Hope image and share the rights to make the posters and merchandise bearing the Hope image and to collaborate on a series of images that Fairey will create based on AP photographs.

    Kind of a win.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Bon Vivant said:
    LaserWolf said:
    I thought Fairley won that suit a long time ago.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/01/shepherd_faireys_obama_lawsuit.html

    In settling the lawsuit, the AP and Mr. Fairey have agreed that neither side surrenders its view of the law. Mr. Fairey has agreed that he will not use another AP photo in his work without obtaining a license from the AP. The two sides have also agreed to work together going forward with the Hope image and share the rights to make the posters and merchandise bearing the Hope image and to collaborate on a series of images that Fairey will create based on AP photographs.

    Kind of a win.

    What the fuck? When did reasonable adults start getting involved with the judicial system?

  • what the FUCK is this compromise thing going on here?

  • I don't know if any of yall listen to Pod F. Tompkast or not, but Mr. Brainwash is a reoccurring character and shit it HILARIOUS!


    http://pft.libsyn.com/
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