who is this??

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musboy20
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who is this??

Post by musboy20 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:03 pm

can anyone identify who's face is this??
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lord ched
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Re: who is this??

Post by lord ched » Thu May 12, 2011 2:42 am

No idea who the dude is, but the style suggests Barbara Kruger. She's a political artist who was big in the 80s/90s and is most famous for this picture, which you could not avoid if you were anywhere near the fine arts department of a college or university.

She did a lot of work with photomontage and typography, and is insanely influential. My guess is that this is a hommage/ripoff by an independent hipster designer.
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Re: who is this??

Post by jimmyj » Thu May 12, 2011 1:02 pm

good eye!
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Re: who is this??

Post by musboy20 » Thu May 12, 2011 2:12 pm

thanks Lord Ched..i knew Barbara Kruger..but when it come in different color, i can't catch it..your comment is really helpful. Do you think this shirt is worthy? faded tag, probably from late 80s/early 90s..
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Re: who is this??

Post by lord ched » Sun May 15, 2011 3:21 am

Hard to say. Unless you know the outfit who put it out, and they have a bit of a name, my guess is not much. It's not actually Kruger, whose shirts actually command a couple of bucks, but if you mention it's Kruger-inspired, you might get $25. Never actually tested the theory, tho- you could experiment and see if the style itself has retro-appeal, though I'm betting the cutesy Tom-Petty-video checkerboard pattern would earn a few stern looks from diehard Krugeroids.
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