January 28, 2009

Shepard Fairey moves to "Money"

It's no Pink Floyd, but this is another nice "Money" by a duo named N.A.S.A., featuring David Byrne, Chuck D, Seu Jorge, and a very topical subject matter. The video sets to motion the artwork of Shepard Fairey, who ironically (or hypocritically) makes a good living selling anti-capitalistic propaganda.

Fairey enraged fans when, following his Obama "Hope" poster fame, he went on to design tongue-in-cheek catalogs and shopping bags for Saks Fifth Avenue...

The Saks work was inspired by the bold Russian Constructivist art of Alexander Rodchenko in the 1920's. More on this at The New York Times.

Watch "Money" in high-res here. Thanks to Little Eric for the link.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, if you're going to go off on money @ least know who the fuck is on what bill when you're dissing it. Andrew Jackson on the $10 and Alexander Hamilton on the $20? Come on, know your currency. And Byrne, proof these things before signing off on release.