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Beg, Borrow, Steal? Pablo's Question of Originality

photo by Melvin Sokolsky

The NYTimes explains the images here...apparently the first one to create this image was photographer Melvin Sokolsky! http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/behind-the-cover-salma-hayek/?ref=womens-fashion

Josephine Meckseper's Pyromaniac 2, 2002.

Picasso famously said that "good artists borrow, great artists steal..."

A great artist surely must know the difference between stealing another artist's idea and making it their own and taking another's idea and calling it their own.

George Condo is a great example of an artist that successfully takes ideas from painters and movements through-out the ages to create something original.

An example of obvious copying though is more apparent on the current cover of the NY Times Magazine. The image of Salma Hayek is a rip-off of an image by artist Josephine Meckseper called Pyromaniac 2 from 2002.

What do you think constitutes originality?

Salma Hayek by Cass Bird, 2011.


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FOR SALE: SFK Classic Fool's Gold

The Fool's Gold chain channels pure classic style. Sturdy gold chain + 100% leather cord. Best for lighter weight cameras.

Fool's Gold Chain

FOR SALE: SFK Silver Screen

The Silver Screen is picture perfect for smaller digital cameras like the one above!
Made of thin gunmetal chain with 100% leather cord.

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"The Hanneli"- Brass chain with triple woven cord and floral leather cover.

"The Susie Bubble"- Brass chain with polka dot fabric and pink leather cover!

"The Facehunter"- Oxidized silver chain, polka dots and saddle leather!

"The Tommy Ton"-sturdy brass chain, camo and black leather!
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Jewelry designer, Dana Lorenz, of FALLON jewelry (http://fallonjewelry.com/) and I have created some very special camera straps based on our favorite fashion editors and bloggers. We worked individually with each one of them to create straps specifically based on their style.

You can buy them here! Please contact me to place an order:


They include...

The Taylor Tomasi- Style Director of Marie Claire
The Shiona Turini- Senior Accessories Editor of Teen VOGUE
Giovanna Bataglia- Fashion Editor of L' Uomo VOGUE

Tommy Ton- Jakandjil.com
Elizabeth Spiridakis-http://www.feelslikewhitelightning.com/
Susie Bubble- stylebubble.typepad.com
Phil Oh- Streetpeeper.com
Yvan Rodic- Facehunter.com
Garance Dore- www.garancedore.fr
Hanneli Mustaparta- www.hanneli.com
Hanneli from her blog www.hanneli.com
by Phil Oh, from Susie's blog stylebubble.typepad.com

Tomasi by Tommy Ton from his blog http://jakandjil.com

Shiona Turini wearing " The Shiona"- gold chain, leopard cord and leopard leather cover!

FOR SALE: SFK Psychedelic Chain

The Psychedelic chain is like a double rainbow! Multi-color chain + tie dye cord.

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