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Surprise!

So here is the story,

 

A few months ago I purchased an 'obey' print, titled Nouveau Black, (link to print on obey site) I thought it was rather beautiful.

 

Then a few days ago my roommate was flipping through a Koloman Moser (wikipedia link) book, and found the exact same artwork, only it wasn't done by Shepard Fairy.

 

Propaganda huh!

 

"Ver Sacrum" is the title of the piece, it was done in india ink, in 1899.

 

The picture above is the obey poster hanging in my room, with the book (amazon book link) turned to the page of the original artwork. so we did some photoshop work of our own and with a little tugging and pulling we found that the original Moser fit quite perfectly on top of the obey print.

 

Maybe we need some new Slogans.....

 

"steal art not guns"

 

"make photocopies, not war"

 

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Taken on December 24, 2006