Art Asylum Boston: Fakes, Theft and Sketchy Things

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Is that really supposed to be his signature...? :?
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That thing looks more fake than Tom Cruise's heterosexuality. Look at the way the white around the star cutout doesn't appear to be the result of being used as a stencil. It looks like it was applied for effect like make-up. And TinMan is right about the sig.
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anodyne13 wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/Shepard-Fairey-Original-Obey-Giant-Stencil-Rare-OG_W0QQitemZ250382241241QQcmdZViewItemQQptZArt_Prints?hash=item250382241241&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318


I asked Obey directly about this and they said it's definitely FAKE, so beware.
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That wack this guy is tring to ripp some one off like that!
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he's selling some Barry mcgee stuff i wonder if thats fake also!
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seems like most that include a bio of the artist in their description are covering for some sort of counterfeit scam or inflated price

bait to lure in the victims
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So what is with "the glove" thing then? Cannot believe that someone would go through the trouble to cut the stencil (both for the star and to mimic the fish scale pattern) and do it on cardboard that requires an explanation. By the way, the signature seems off only in the "S" and I may have seen authentic stuff that was worse.
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I asked the seller yesterday if they could send me a better pic of the signature. We'll see, so far nothing yet.
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obeygiant says its fake and you're still questioning if it's legit? what?
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ca77 wrote:obeygiant says its fake and you're still questioning if it's legit? what?

he's probably the high bidder and still grasping at straws :)
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ca77 wrote:obeygiant says its fake and you're still questioning if it's legit? what?



Not sure who exactly you are referring to? The second auction is fake. I'm sure the first is too, I was just hoping for a better look at the sig.
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I've seen worse sigs on official releases...
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Technically, neither stencil is fake, per se. I have a stack of these at home sent to me from the OG crew years ago. So they're "real." Just not "retired" or original or real in the sense of them actually being fine art.
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Anybody know what the whole 'the glove' thing is about?

I mean why go through all of that trouble just to make it out of an old box of rubber gloves?
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Ended at $787.77....... Didn't think it would go that high.........
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I saved all of the images and a PDF of the auction. I imagine we'll see it resurface again at some point in the future.
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spagucci1 wrote:Ended at $787.77....... Didn't think it would go that high.........


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I got one on the wall we all know is real if someone wants to pay me $800 for it!

(Referring to last years raffle i won)
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Lots of 0 feedback bidders on this one. Shills?

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=250382241241
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and many bids were placed by the same zero bidder in various auctions including the vinyl and mcgee pieces


lacking the white highlights that the other bottles have i found this piece questionable

http://cgi.ebay.com/Barry-McGee-Painted ... 240%3A1318

where as this buyer got the real mcgee instead of the real mccoy

http://cgi.ebay.com/HAND-PAINTED-By-Bar ... 240%3A1318
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