Skip to comments.Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey's Trayvon Martin message slips into the courthouse
Posted on 06/14/2013 10:41:26 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
Graffiti artist Shepard Faireys message was heard loud and clear in the silence of a Sanford, Fla. courtroom during the search of an impartial jury for the George Zimmerman trial.
On the first day of jury duty, a Seminole County teen wore one of Faireys trendy black caps with the OBEY logo known worldwide. When it was his turn to be questioned in the courtroom Thursday, the recent high-school graduate wore an "OBEY" tank top.
I cant help but see that you have something written on your shirt, said defense attorney Don West, who looked puzzled in a navy blue jacket and tangerine orange tie.
Attorneys job during the pre-trial publicity part of the questioning is to peel away the layers of the potential jurors opinions and insights. They are also trained to look at what potential jurors convey in subtle ways.
Did you choose the shirt, because of any particular message it conveys?
No Its just a clothing company, said the boy identified as potential juror E75 to protect his identity.
Oh! Thats the brand? Zimmerman smiled and some in the courtroom chuckled.
It was more than just a brand. After Trayvon Martin died Feb. 26, 2012, Fairey -- whose portrait of President Barack Obama is hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. painted a portrait of Trayvon that went viral on the web.
"I have followed Trayvon's case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a brother or son, Fairey said in a statement. Adding he wanted to see a thorough investigation into the killing of an unarmed person......
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Fairey has always applied many of the principles of classic propaganda, said Miami spray-paint artist Claudio Picasso, also known as CP1. Often times he appropriates old propaganda images and mixes them in representations of pop icons.
Times Ebony Magazine published Faireys Trayvon portrait on its May magazine cover in 2012 and the portrait was all over Instagram and was seen in protests around the country through the summer. Faireys work has also been seen during Occupy Wall Street protests.
Fairey is a self-proclaimed student of "the teachings of political propaganda," Picasso said.
Fairey said he wanted to emphasize Trayvon's humanity as well as the public outcry for a just investigation into his death.
So who did the Prosecution hire to recommend his choice in attire?
Investigate that. Put the prospective juror under oath and ask him. Remind him about perjury sentences.
Fairey is an a$$ looking for publicity to sell his worthless art.
I gotta get me a Rush Limbaugh t-shirt for the next time I get called for jury duty.
Or, I can probably wear any old Marines shirt I have hanging around.
Smart thinking on the part of this “juror” candidate.
An artist named FAIREY, from Miami Beach, hmmm. Also I understand the “community activists”, poverty pimps and their lo-info rent-a-mob were demonstrating while wearing hoodies. Wearing hoodies. In Florida. In June. I wonder if they’re gonna blame Whitey if any of them collapse from heat stroke. What do these a**hats do for an encore? Skinny dip in Lake Michigan in January?
Needless to say he didn’t make it to the next round — but still this are the type of white male that they choose to send up instead of the even tempered older gray haired rational retiree who wouldn’t have a problem with sequestration.
Graffiti is not art, it is vandalism.
Bingo. And Fairey’s “art” is fascistic.
Is an artistic image now more important than factually based truths and justice?
Zimmerman killed Martin. That fact is not in dispute.
How Zimmerman killed Martin is also not in dispute.
One shot from a gun.
Why did Zimmerman kill Martin?
Well since our POTUS has already weighed in with his opinion, we can all expect the NSA to provide all the cold hard facts they need to back up the POTUS , right?
“Fairey said he wanted to emphasize Trayvon’s humanity as well as the public outcry for a just investigation into his death.
Who cares, you commie bastard. All we know is that lil’ puke is roasting in hell.
How do you figure?
The One's superhuman intuition enabled him to make an early determination that the white dude was guilty, so everyone just has to find a way to insure that the system does the "correct" thing.
“How do you figure?”
Because I can smell burning Skittles..
Thanks, dude. I recite it after Our Father’....
The red and blue Obama picture was a regular photo before he "created" it.
Case in point: Fairey has always applied many of the principles of classic propaganda, said Miami spray-paint artist Claudio Picasso, also known as CP1. Often times he appropriates old propaganda images and mixes them in representations of pop icons.
White folks who want to lynch George Zimmerman should wear shirts with DUMBASS on it
Stupid to endorse a racist culture than sees you as Enemy Number 1
Shepard Fairey also stole his iconic phras “THIS IS YOUR GOD” (appears where there is money in the film).
Mr. Fairey also steals imagery (actual images, not just composition) from Communist and Nazi propagandists.
He illegally (and has others) posts his work around cities.
He was one of the libtards behind the Bush=Hitler meme.
He later became Obama’s propagandist and illegally posted works (and stole the AP’s copyrighted photo) to scampaign for his Marxist godhead.
Obama was aware of Mr. Fairey's history and illegal activities and applauded them in this letter.