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Thu May 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

Trayvon Martin Gets the Shepard Fairey Treatment in Ebony Magazine



It was only a matter of time before L.A. street artist (turned international graphic-design star and Obama portraiteer) Shepard Fairey took on Trayvon.

We're actually surprised it didn't happen sooner. Though there remains the sporadic rally cry for the young black Florida teen's murderer to be brought to justice, including a star-studded protest in L.A. last month, the news event is largely in the tail curve of its Internet popularity. And perhaps that's why Ebony Magazine tries to revive the cause in this week's issue:

According to Fairey's blog, he "created this artwork a few months ago for a commission by Ebony Magazine" but was "not able to show the artwork until the issue hit newsstands this week."

Here's how the homicide case has touched Fairey personally:

"I have followed Trayvon's case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a brother or son and would want to see a thorough investigation into the killing of an unarmed person. In my portrait I wanted to emphasize Trayvon's humanity as well as the public outcry for a just investigation into his death."

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/05/trayvon_martin_shepard_fairey_ebony.php

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Reply Trayvon Martin Gets the Shepard Fairey Treatment in Ebony Magazine (Original post)
frylock May 2012 OP
ZombieHorde May 2012 #1
patrice May 2012 #2
Cali_Democrat May 2012 #3
monmouth May 2012 #4
bigtree May 2012 #5
Rex May 2012 #6
nxylas May 2012 #7
Little Star May 2012 #8
lunatica May 2012 #9

Response to frylock (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:58 PM

1. The picture is really well done in my opinion. nt

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 02:06 PM

2. Truly haunting!

... and I'm pretty hard to impress, btw.

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. Love that picture!

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

4. Beautiful. Such soulful eyes...n/t

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 12:44 PM

5. beautiful

and profoundly sad.

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 12:47 PM

6. It is so important we see the face of the real victim

since the M$M has decided GZ is their victim.

This is very personal to myself as well, he could be my brother. My dead brother.

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Response to Rex (Reply #6)

Fri May 25, 2012, 03:00 PM

7. Cue RW wailing about how he doesn't look niggery enough

Apologies for my use of the n-word, I was taking my cue from the Rude Pundit post "The niggering of Trayvon Martin". It's not a word I (or the Rude one) use lightly, but I feel it's important not to soft-pedal the ugliness of Teabagger racism or pander to their "don't you DARE call me a racist" victimhood schtick.

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 04:51 PM

8. k&r Beautiful.

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Response to frylock (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:17 AM

9. It's a compelling portrait

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