Boom.

September 18, 2008 at 7:07 pm 1 comment

 

by Sinnerman

In the aftermath of this event….

… the man below created an iconic work…

… versions of which were made by the following men…

Identify the work being described and the man in the second photo who created it.

Click “more” for answers.

The event is the La Coubre explosion in Havana harbour in 1960, which killed 75 people. A memorial service for the dead was attended by Che Guevara, and during the service, photographer Alberto Korda took a photo of him which in a cropped and modified form was called “Guerrillero Heroico” (“The Heroic Guerrilla”) and became the most famous image of Che that we have today.

The guys at the bottom are Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Jim Fitzpatrick and Gerard Malanga. Feltrinelli copied and distributed thousands of versions of the photo and was responsible for its fame, but he made Korda unhappy as Korda had given him the image for free under the belief that he wouldn’t use it for personal gain, which is what he eventually did. Malanga and Fitzpatrick made their own versions of it which gained fame to an extent.

 

 

The original photograph
The original photograph
The cropped famous version

 

The Jim Fitzpatrick version
The Jim Fitzpatrick version

 

The Gerard Malanga version. Malanga had been an assistant to Andy Warhol and he tried to make money by forging a work similar to Warhols famous Marilyn Monroe picture, then passing it off as an original Warhol.

The Gerard Malanga version. Malanga had been an assistant to Andy Warhol and he tried to make money by forging a work similar to Warhol's famous Marilyn Monroe picture, then passing it off as an original Warhol.

 

 

 

 

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  • 1. thegreatkrishna  |  October 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    something to do wid lockerbie…not sure though.

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