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Re: Propaganda Imagery

Postby nonhocapito on March 25th, 2012, 1:38 am

pshea38 wrote:This is discussed in detail Here.
Some interesting interpretations are put forward in the thread.
It turns out that the original artwork (box cutter version) was published in October 2001
and is the handiwork of one Ben Frost.
http://benfrostisdead.com/


Thanks for the heads up. Here is a useful link: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/21323/200 ... textra.htm
As explained here: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thr ... id13477823

It appears it was Ben Frost who took an innocent kids picture and altered it as a pop-art commentary on 9/11. So, nothing to see, and not actual trolling -- unless one wants to classify contemporary artists as trolls, which I sometimes am inclined to do. :)
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Re: The Age of Media Fakery: Art Corner

Postby fbenario on March 25th, 2012, 2:00 am

icarusinbound wrote:Oh come on...the blocks spell-out 'ARMAGEDDON'...!

This is utter madness...no, this must be parody.

Armagideon Time!

a lot of people won't get no supper tonight
a lot of people won't get no justice tonight
the battle is gettin hotter
in this iration, armagideon time

a lot of people runnin and a hiding tonight
a lot of people won't get no justice tonight
remember to kick it over
no one will guide you - armagideon time



full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAM7dnEcptg
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Re: Propaganda Imagery

Postby pshea38 on March 25th, 2012, 6:30 am

nonhocapito wrote:
pshea38 wrote:This is discussed in detail Here.
Some interesting interpretations are put forward in the thread.
It turns out that the original artwork (box cutter version) was published in October 2001
and is the handiwork of one Ben Frost.
http://benfrostisdead.com/


Thanks for the heads up. Here is a useful link: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/21323/200 ... textra.htm
As explained here: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thr ... id13477823

It appears it was Ben Frost who took an innocent kids picture and altered it as a pop-art commentary on 9/11. So, nothing to see, and not actual trolling -- unless one wants to classify contemporary artists as trolls, which I sometimes am inclined to do. :)



Actually, I am sure that it was established in the link I posted that Ben frost's artwork
(with the boxcutters) was the original from 2001, and the children's version (with the
teddybear) was the adapted version, to be published years later.
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Re: Propaganda Imagery

Postby hoi.polloi on March 25th, 2012, 6:42 am

I guess it's not really classified as propaganda, either. It's just weird art with a 9/11 theme. Let's move on. Discussing it further is for the art historian people.
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