Artist Jose Maria Cano copies Wall street journal staff illustrator’s work and claims it as his own.
Its the most blatant act of copying i have ever seen. I would not think that any gallery would want to touch this with a bargepole. He has actually copied Noli Novaks work dot for dot and then claimed it for his own. Novak is well known for doing a lot of the “Hedcut” stipple portraits in the journal.
José-María Cano’s set of images are called “The Wall Street 100″ collection. “taking” newspaper cuttings from the Wall Street Journal, the exhibits 100 large wax portraits depict people the artist deems are socio-politically powerful.
His work is on sale at the Riflemaker gallery in London now:
Oh the irony!
He talks about the Financial industry “doing nothing” as part of his motivation.
“The artist has a problem with those who get rich speculating. In his view, they “do nothing” besides shifting money at their computer, and are “creating billions — from where? From what?”
From this article:Bloomberg
From where? From what? is a good question Mr Cano.
You can get more details from her blog here: