Artist Rashidi Barrett Stole A Career

I feel like this goes on fairly often-> rvamag.com

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There is so much work to be inspired from, why do some people, who have considerable technical artistic talents, choose to copy verbatim another work. I know a surprising amount of artists who have had other people flat out steal from them and sell their stolen works. But there is also the issue of being “inspired by” a certain work where it too closely echos the original piece. Its impossible to live in a bubble and not  be aware of other artworks and mediums, but there is an uncomfortable line between taking what you see and using it in a new way and simply lifting anthers ideas into your work.

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