I can't get the robot brains out of my brain, so I have chosen my direction and will begin my research with the article, "The Medium is the Message." http://www.commarts.com/acve.aspx?service=ca&c=RBHsBasIuScs257pMlH8jGp7c77YJV%2fdpkx5%2buyrakM%3d&ul=en
I have seen Exit Through the Gift Shop but will flip it on again while working on more of this for a refresher. Great movie so it couldn't hurt.
I had to include this photo. I'm definitely a fan of his, but you have to admit - he gets a little ridiculous with the hair flip and pursing lips. So LA. So cheese. Much love Shepard, sorry to hate.
-Appropriation is the perfect way to change people's perception of something familiar
-There's no profit in pasting up thousands of posters and selling 100-200 max.
-Shepard makes very critical choices when deciding which images to appropriate in order to strengthen his concepts.
-In Shepard's book, Supply & Demand, he gives detailed descriptions of his process of choosing these images and appropriating the. I need this book.
-To wrap up, here are a few extra images from the article to reference. Some by Shepard, and some by pop artists.