Sam Flores print looks way too close for comfort
Sam Flores is a fairly well established artist in the modern/street art scene, often appearing in mags like Juxtapoz. Being a fairly big name in the art world, it came as quite a shock when it was pointed out that one of his most recent limited edition prints (advertised here: http://omgposters.com/2009/07/23/dragon-tree-art-print-by-sam-flores/, noted for plagiarism in the comments) appears to be almost entirely lifted from a painting by comic and book illustrator Jon Foster.
And just in case those aren’t clear enough, an animated overlay for comparison.
I never expect someone so established and well known as Sam Flores has become to resort to such obvious copying, and it’s a little more surprising to use someone like Jon Foster, who is a very big name in the illustration world right now. So far, Jon has been trying to make contact and Sam has yet to comment or respond to any of this.