In the age of the internet, every artist has had to deal with someone using their work without their permission.
Mad Magazine artist and prominent blogger Tom Richmond has had some unique examples of stolen artwork, ranging from his artwork appearing on postage stamps from South America to tattoos on someone’s shoulder.
But as Richmond explains on his blog, this one may top them all:
“The above shoe throwing extravaganzas took place near the University of Tehran and the U.S. Embassy in Iran on the 26th of December and featured as targets prints of caricatures of President Bush by myself and fellow NCN member Court Jones. You can see a whole gaggle of pictures of the scene and read about it here. There is also a news story on CNN about it here (which features a picture of Court’s poster). I guess it made some network newscasts.”
“According to the story, at the end the caricatures were grabbed and torn to pieces by angry people… sounds like your average day drawing caricatures at Six Flags to me.”