I have a great idea. Street art is in. People are buying this stuff. Hm. I cannot take Shepard Fairey's art, it will be too obvious. I know what to do! I will go to Downtown Los Angeles and take some photographs of some cool wheatpastes. I will make a lame collage out of it and sell it to Crate and Barrel's hip CB2 store.
If you think this is a far fetched idea, you would be wrong! "Artist", Parvez Taj did exactly that. He created a print from the artwork of artists Brandy Flower, Shawn McKinney, and Shark Toof. The print is being sold at CB2. He even has the nerve of signing these prints. I contacted Parvez Taj for his comments, but of course, to date I have not gotten a reply.
Thanks to Gabe from The Status Faction for the heads up on this story. The artists' images are courtesy of Hit+Run.
LA Dreamin' Print by Parvez Taj on CB2's website
LA Dreamin' on Travertine by Parvez Taj (found in his list of products)
Shark Toof on Bamboo sold by Parvez Taj (found in his list of products)
Hank Williams by Shawn McKinney (this appears in Taj's print)
LA vsWAR by Brandy Flower (this appears in Taj's print)
Shark Toof wheatpastes (this appears in Taj's print)