My friend Sporkii has known about this copy of her artwork as a mural created in 2006 by Tha PHLASH since 2008 when a fellow artist informed her about it.
She contacted the mural painter, ambulance and he was more than happy to put her credit up as demonstrated by this string of emails:
hey, patient i noticed you painted my artwork [http://www.thaphlash.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=82_85&products_id=205] on this building [http://the-crazy-spork.deviantart.com/art/North-Star-14252430] without contacting me. can i get some credit there? thanks, try -spork
Word up Marissa…
like i said to Artur…
i just found out about you… (he told me)
The wall owner supplied me these inspiration pictures a few years back.
I can include some credit if you let me post your image directly… as example. (before and after type thing)
Would you be up for more walls? lemme know peace
The artist changed up his website recently and the credit was taken away. Sporkii emailed him about the lack of credit and he decided that twitter was that way to communicate.
According to him, it’s fair use. If I see it correctly, taking away the girl would just leave a bunch of clouds.
Upon further inspection it appears he copies a lot of art for both his murals and his paintings.
Summersoon by Bengal vs the PHLASH
Kabuki by David Mack vs tha PHLASH copy (found on flickr)
and many more.
He claims to be an artist. I didn’t realize artists didn’t have original ideas.
She contacted the owner of the establishment that hired him paint the mural about receiving credit but never received a response.
All she wants is credit on his site and on the mural. Is that really too much to ask for?