19 September 2013


From Wikipedia:

"Erró (born Guðmundur Guðmundsson in 1932 in ÓlafsvíkIceland) is a postmodernartist. He studied art in Norway and in Italy, and has resided in ParisThailand and on the island of Formentera for most of his life. In 1989 he donated a large collection of his works to the Reykjavik Arts Museum, which has put part of it on permanent display and opened a website where the whole collection can be visited.

In 2010 he was accused of plagiarism byBrian Bolland for copying his work uncredited and selling it.[1] Erro has also plagiarized the work of comic book artists John ByrneMark BagleyJoe MadureiraErnie Colon, Jim Hill and the late Tom Artis.[2]"

Well, add me to the list.

Dear Erró, if you're not able to do real popular art, at least do no copy artists that do. I see the whole stuff you do consists in COPYING so that may be tricky, but go try doing some art BY YOURSELF. 

"Nothin' but laffs".  (2011 Acrilyc on canvas 105x98 cm)

Gotham City Sirens cover, by Guillem March. 2009.


Tony Stark said...

A masterpiece^^
Please, come back to draw Catwoman again,please!!:) Rafa Sandoval is horrible. He can't even draw a good face for her.

Anonymous said...

What do comic book artists do? React legally or expose but tolerate it because it might boost the credentials in those circles.

Ada Ortega said...

back to catwoman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This sucks!

You should take him to court. He obviously doesn't see a problem in repeating this over and over. The fashion "designer" Jeremy Scott just used a whole slew of Jim Phillips (Santa Cruz Skateboards) artwork for one of his fashion collections. These pricks always get away with this shit. Start a Kickstarter for legal fees, and get everyone who he's plagiarized involved. Also, contact the galleries and companies that supply and reward his art that he is plagiarizing. Hell you could even make a press statement to send around to media. This guy should have to make a public statement about stealing. I see comic art every time I walk into a gallery. It's irritates me beyond words.

Anonymous said...

I don't see this as plagiarism, more like a painted collage.

Was Andy Warhol a plagiarist when putting out series based on photos and artworks? How about Marcel Duchamp when he put a small goatee on Mona Lisa? Art history is full of examples artists using other artist's creations as a part or basis of their own works.

Also note that this Erró guy is referenced as a postmodern artist. I'm sure you know art history enough to know postmodernist's view on hiring & lending, plagiarism, intertextualism etc.

But yup, if they claim these parts - in a collage for example - as their own, then they're just pricks.

Have a nice day mr. March and keep up the brilliant work!


Bernhard Binder said...

There is this Art Gallery in my Hometown that acts as both a museum and an auction house that has the "original" Erro piece hanging there. I really wanna find out if A) they sell reprints of this and B) what they want for the Erro "original"

K L I M P E R E I said...

the worst (?) is that ERRO was a good inspired painter - at the begginning. what happened, i don't know, but it is a pity