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View Diary: Cover for TIME Magazine's "Person of the Year" vs. Original Photograph. Note the Glaring Difference? (292 comments)

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  •  I think that's an artifact of the graphic style (4+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, dannyinla, Caipirinha, jay w

    Which heightens contrast. Compare it to the iconic Obama portraits. Same technique.

    Intentional? Well, art is artificial and the product of the artist's filter.  I suppose he was trying to make a more universal image to fit the recognition of a somewhat universal movement, and probably succeeded based on reactions noted here. That some people take it to be an Arab protestor on first take is probably not such a bad thing since the "Arab Spring" arguably inspired OWS to some extent and presumably share the award of "Person of the Year".

    What I find kind of interesting in people's reaction here is the sense of ownership, but note Time designated "The Protestor" not "The OWS Protestor" of that specific OWS protestor.

    I wonder if the CEO of Campbell's Soup had a similar reaction viewing Warhol's pop art classics for the first time?

    Anyway, that's not a bad thing, the ownership; people need to take ownership of their own lives back.

    What about my Daughter's future?

    by koNko on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 04:02:18 AM PST

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