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Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey's Trayvon Martin message slips into the courthouse
Local 10 ^ | June 14, 2013 | Andrea Torres

Posted on 06/14/2013 10:41:26 PM PDT by Uncle Chip

Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey’s 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 Fairey’s 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 can’t 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 … It’s just a clothing company,” said the boy identified as potential juror E75 to protect his identity.

“Oh! That’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bowtothestate; obamavoter; obey; thisisyourgod; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
Fairey is a regular during Art Basel in Miami Beach and has left his iconic red, black and white collages on Miami’s Wynwood Walls, the artsy Wynwood Kitchen & Bar and has murals in cities all over the world.

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.”

Time’s Ebony Magazine published Fairey’s 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. Fairey’s 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.”

1 posted on 06/14/2013 10:41:26 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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Obey

http://www.obeygiant.com/headlines/ebony-magazine-trayvon-martin


2 posted on 06/14/2013 10:46:46 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 10:49:49 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Uncle Chip

Fairey is an a$$ looking for publicity to sell his worthless art.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 10:51:02 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Uncle Chip

LOL!
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.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 10:51:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Uncle Chip

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?


6 posted on 06/14/2013 10:55:59 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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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.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 10:57:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Graffiti is not art, it is vandalism.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 11:03:39 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Bingo. And Fairey’s “art” is fascistic.


9 posted on 06/14/2013 11:18:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Uncle Chip
And the drunk/drugged/deranged stripper who got kicked out of the Duke Lacrosse team frat party, who falsely cried rape to try to avoid a DWI...did she get a Fairey mural?

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?

10 posted on 06/14/2013 11:25:10 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: Uncle Chip


11 posted on 06/14/2013 11:35:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: Uncle Chip

“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.


12 posted on 06/14/2013 11:44:07 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana
All we know is that lil’ puke is roasting in hell.

How do you figure?

13 posted on 06/14/2013 11:53:43 PM PDT by RDAardvark (faith is a fact.)
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To: sarasmom
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?

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.

14 posted on 06/15/2013 12:07:54 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: RDAardvark

“How do you figure?”

Because I can smell burning Skittles..


16 posted on 06/15/2013 12:26:53 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: re_nortex

Thanks, dude. I recite it after Our Father’....


17 posted on 06/15/2013 12:31:36 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Uncle Chip
The sad thing is, that the "Obey" that Fairey uses was stolen from the 80s movie "They Live". The little douche doesn't have an original thought or capability of his own. Everything he "creates" comes from someone else, with him putting his own color scheme to it.

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.”

18 posted on 06/15/2013 6:08:47 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Uncle Chip

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


19 posted on 06/15/2013 6:31:24 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Uncle Chip
OBEY is stolen from John Carpenter's movie “THEY LIVE”.

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.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 8:32:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

and the state of Florida sends this prospective juror up to the courtroom with this guys graffiti on his tanktop after he had spent a whole day parading it around the room where the other prospective jury panelists were.

Can you spell “Mistrial”???


21 posted on 06/15/2013 8:41:17 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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