The Josh Keyes Thread

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:35 pm

IronBott wrote:
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been a while I saw a Keyes sell that fast
Which is weird because I find the image quite meh.
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:33 pm

I like it, but definitely not $250 like it.
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:51 pm

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:52 pm
I don't think Ewok will be picking up a print.
lol. at least they buffed his tag out before the release, but totally see his side of it.
Where was this beef vented out, facebook?
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:00 am

Cliffs Notes?
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:29 am

Codeblue wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:35 pm
IronBott wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:14 pm
been a while I saw a Keyes sell that fast
Which is weird because I find the image quite meh.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:11 am

Codeblue wrote:
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Cliffs Notes?
Keyes has used Ewok's tag in several (I think 3) of his pieces, with no credit or recognition to the original artist. Ewok was tired of his tag being used without permission and called out Keyes, 1xrun, etc for the use of his work.

They seemed to have buffed out the tag on the whale tale, as least in (most) of the promo images, assuming it will be removed before printing as well.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am

while ewok has a point about permission, he makes himself look like a fool saying josh is using him as a springboard to success...dude obviously doesnt know that the folks that pay 10k for josh's paintings probably dont know and definitely dont care who he is.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:39 am

If he's so protective of his tag he probably shouldn't leave it all over the place.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:50 am

Interesting. If I'm understanding this correctly, I do think it's a bit lame if JK is using real tags in these pieces. I just assumed the whole thing would be invented, but then I haven't really cared for this whole graffiti series and haven't been following closely since he dropped the cubes. That said, it's not very "street" to complain about infringement when graffiti is traditionally done illegally, and I would assume the name "ewok" is currently under the Disney IP umbrella :lol: .
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:57 am

lightyears2010 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am
while ewok has a point about permission, he makes himself look like a fool saying josh is using him as a springboard to success...dude obviously doesnt know that the folks that pay 10k for josh's paintings probably dont know and definitely dont care who he is.
I don't think he was trying to claim he was part of Josh's success, it more just being bitter that graffiti artists usually don't get as much recognition so he got pissed to see his tag on a high priced fine art piece. I agree, I don't think the actual tag was of any importance to the piece or audience, but can't fault the guy for not being happy about it.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:03 am

he made several comments about josh using his back as a springboard to success. may have been on his IG page he posted 3 of josh's posts and bitched.
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Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:11 am

Chaz Lamborghini was not happy about this.
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:26 pm

I look at the tags as Keyes paying homage to some of his favorite writers. Kind of silly to say he's not giving the artist credit, when the tag really is the credit.
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IronBott wrote:
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been a while I saw a Keyes sell that fast
There is 0% chance this sold out. You can still get his "Tin Can" print from them for $350 (originally $200). This print will be in their vault for years as they try to flip their own fudge. I can't stand this type of business.
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Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:07 pm

lightyears2010 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:03 am
he made several comments about josh using his back as a springboard to success. may have been on his IG page he posted 3 of josh's posts and bitched.
He was talking about fighting Josh on one comment. Such a tough guy :roll:
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