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Obama campaign asks artists to ‘work for free’ on jobs posters, sparking outrage
The Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/2011 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 10/20/2011 6:19:39 AM PDT by martosko

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is asking artists to design promotional posters that convey a message: “support American jobs.” The brutal irony for artists, however, is that they will receive no payment for their work.

The campaign, which has $61 million on hand, will reward only the three artists whose work is selected for use. The compensation? A copy of their artwork, signed by the president.

The Graphic Artists Guild isn’t pleased with the ask. On Saturday, the guild issued an open letter to the campaign voicing outrage over what it called a “shameful” competition.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedc.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0evil; artists; campaignposters; obama; shepardfairey; vulgar
In other words, the Obama campaign's 2012 pop art will be created by starving artists. By STARVING ARTISTS.
1 posted on 10/20/2011 6:19:53 AM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

They are no longer doing this covertly.


2 posted on 10/20/2011 6:21:36 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: martosko

Shouldn’t democrats be paying full scale UNION painters???

/not one bit of sarcasm!


3 posted on 10/20/2011 6:22:08 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: martosko

I’m a capitalist and would be happy to come up with something for him....for a fair price.

Capitalism is the most non ideological, non racist economic system on the planet.


4 posted on 10/20/2011 6:22:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: martosko
During the Great Depression artists were hired by the government to do permanent artwork for government buildings.

They were paid.

Today's Democrat party doesn't believe artists need to be paid.

This campaign should be boycotted and any artist seeking a little fame trying to skirt around the edges to get at the Obama Money should be dealt with harshly by his or her fellows.

5 posted on 10/20/2011 6:22:59 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

This is pretty much what these elitists are envisioning for their future -

the elite live a life of royalty,
and all the peasants work for them basically as slaves.


6 posted on 10/20/2011 6:24:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: martosko

Isn’t it funny that liberals are generous with other people’s money, but they are very tight with their own.


7 posted on 10/20/2011 6:24:57 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: martosko

The art guild could rename itself as a solar-energy company and get a govt loan for a million bucks (or 500)...


8 posted on 10/20/2011 6:25:34 AM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: martosko
It astounds me that so many musicians, art types, etc. are still big government types when this sort of thing goes on.

Government entities sponsor concerts that compete with private entertainment ventures, and the concerts don't pay!

The musicians can't see that big government is not only directly competing with them, but also lowering the standards and the pay scale.

9 posted on 10/20/2011 6:26:34 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: martosko

now where's my Lincoln bedroom sleepover voucher?

10 posted on 10/20/2011 6:26:38 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: martosko
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11 posted on 10/20/2011 6:26:53 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: martosko

Well of course boy zero would ask useful idiots to do it for free and they will too.


12 posted on 10/20/2011 6:27:24 AM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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To: martosko
The Graphic Artists Guild will be getting a visit from the Obama collective explaining to them that they had better get with the program or find themselves lumped with the Tea Party and kicked off the Hope and Change train.
13 posted on 10/20/2011 6:28:02 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: martosko

Looks like the O is a lot tighter with his money than with ours.


14 posted on 10/20/2011 6:28:09 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: fhayek
It's always been that way. Look at all the rich liberals (Warren Buffet et al.) who are out there screaming "raise my taxes". They really mean, raise other people's taxes, because the libs will always find a way around paying their taxes.

Look, if these people wanted to pay more, they can do so. We've all pointed out how the government is more than happy to take voluntary contributions. Just send the Treasury a check, they'll deposit it.

15 posted on 10/20/2011 6:29:57 AM PDT by chimera
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To: martosko

Obviously these artists just can’t appreciate being part of the “collective”


16 posted on 10/20/2011 6:31:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Huskrrrr

That’s priceless ... and it’s not even signed.

;)


17 posted on 10/20/2011 6:32:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: martosko

The proletariat’s are now openly being engaged to support their supreme leader for spiritual sustenance.


18 posted on 10/20/2011 6:33:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: martosko

Work for the government for nothing?

Well they’ll give you some turnip soup.

Sign of things to come?


19 posted on 10/20/2011 6:38:15 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (2012—They vote twice— we'll vote three times.)
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To: BunnySlippers
Reminds me of the psychosis affecting China under Mao. Villagers would bring their little girls to him every night for him to glorify them with his stink. Artists and craftsmen would have to produce works for him or face prison and certain death.

We're not quite there yet, but close.

20 posted on 10/20/2011 6:38:34 AM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: martosko

“The compensation? A copy of their artwork, signed by the president”

Huh? That’s weird. Obama putting his name on somebody else’s work :).


21 posted on 10/20/2011 6:38:52 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: muawiyah
During the Great Depression artists were hired by the government to do permanent artwork for government buildings.

I've seen one of these murals in a post office in Iowa.
Several of the “workers” have hammer and sickle logos on
their clothing.

22 posted on 10/20/2011 6:39:57 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: martosko

Obama supports American jobs? I just read a story on Drudge about DHS and Napolitano supporting american jobs for illegals. So which is it?


23 posted on 10/20/2011 6:42:18 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: HIDEK6
It astounds me that so many musicians, art types, etc. are still big government types when this sort of thing goes on.

That would be because talent does not equate to brains, intelligence, education, common sense, or even common decency.

Liberalism, on the other hand, is inversely proportional to all of the above.

24 posted on 10/20/2011 6:45:13 AM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: blackdog

“Occupy Wall Street”.

Roughly translated to Mandarin: Cultural Revolution.


25 posted on 10/20/2011 6:45:22 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Huskrrrr
HA! I love it! You should submit that pic to the campaign.

Or send in a picture of an 0 campaign button in a jar of urine.

26 posted on 10/20/2011 6:47:26 AM PDT by lwd
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To: martosko
Of course the 'rats don't think artists need to be paid. Didn't Pelosi say we were going to give them health care for free? Good old Uncle Sam will take care of feeding them and clothing them too. Why those poor dears... ;-/

OTOH... In a free market system, if their work is any good, someone will buy it. If their work isn't - has no appeal to anyone willing to buy it - then they get out of the art business. In the real world, not every singer goes platinum, not every actor/actress wins an Oscar...and not every piece of sculpture and/or painting ends up on public display. Of course, kids today are raised, praised, and rewarded even when they haven't really achieved anything (academically, socially, in sports, etc) They simply expect to get rewarded "for the effort." BS We have a whole generation (or two or three) of really damaged kids and young adults out there.

27 posted on 10/20/2011 6:53:02 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: lacrew
Hello??? "NARCISSIST." What part of that haven't you understood? :)

I doubt not one whit that they believe that giving an artist a copy of their own work autographed by the Ego in Chief would be more than just compensation. LOL
28 posted on 10/20/2011 7:00:09 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: muawiyah
During the Great Depression artists were hired by the government to do permanent artwork for government buildings. They were paid. Today's Democrat party doesn't believe artists need to be paid.

Money has to be given to Union bosses, PR honchos, ACORN types...you know - the important people. There isn't enough left to pay artists for their work...

29 posted on 10/20/2011 7:00:18 AM PDT by GOPJ (OWS - a scam to shift blame for unemployment and misery away from Obama..)
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To: martosko

If Obama was assured of winning again you would not hear any complaints. Just think of 2008 how many artists complained and does anyone think Obama paid them. This time is different since Obama and the liberals can’t be sure this will guarantee then access to NEA taxpayer’s funds. Without a sure bet of free money they want payment upfront this time.


30 posted on 10/20/2011 7:14:16 AM PDT by shoff (Environmentalists are the 21st centuryÂ’s luddites.)
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To: martosko

SUPPORT AMERICAN JOBS

.................fire Obama.................
31 posted on 10/20/2011 7:26:52 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
They are still acting like he has super star status and power, it should be pay enough to serve the One.

They are so out of touch with reality. They will resort to other means..Voter fraud, manufactured crisis, rent a mobs, fake media stories... any means will be used for 2012.

32 posted on 10/20/2011 7:32:27 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: CrazyIvan
Still, the pictures are part of the historic record of the period.

We had a fellow who was a refugee from Cuba whose job for a good while was to make sure this stuff was preserved as post offices were remodeled. A good number of them had been painted over to preserve them back during the period when the Post Office Department thought everything should be green and mauve.

It was horrible.

Anyway an anticommunist was in charge of NOT removing those hammers and sickles and Joe Stalin moustaches in some cases. I guess that makes it all OK eh!

33 posted on 10/20/2011 7:32:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lwd

Great idea!


34 posted on 10/20/2011 10:10:27 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: HIDEK6
It astounds me that so many musicians, art types, etc. are still big government types when this sort of thing goes on.

It doesn't astound me considering how many of those same type clymers were in that Demi and Kelso "I pledge to be a servant of Barack Obama" disgustathon video. Seems like Barry is just taking them up on their pledge.

36 posted on 10/20/2011 11:09:29 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: blackdog
"Villagers would bring their little girls to him every night for him to glorify them with his stink."

I don't get it - what does that mean??

37 posted on 10/20/2011 12:08:57 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: martosko

Maybe we should flood them with Work for Free posters for the campaign.


38 posted on 10/20/2011 12:12:33 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: martosko

You really can’t blame these folks for being outraged. After all, how much will Zero’s signature be worth in a year? Zero?


39 posted on 10/20/2011 12:52:14 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: jackibutterfly

It’s a family forum here. You get it. Mao refused to bathe. He declared his private parts clean by doing you know what in little virgin girls. It was discussed in a documentary on the history chanel on the five most evil men ever to walk the earth. Mao, Stalin, Pol-Pot, Musselinni, and Hitler. It documented their lives in full detail.


40 posted on 10/20/2011 1:01:23 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: blackdog

Thanks for answering - tho, I’m not sure I’m clear on this still. We’ll leave it at that. Thanks again.


41 posted on 10/22/2011 8:13:33 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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