Art
3,888 Hypes 2 Comments

Joshua Vides Slams Peacebird Men Over Fraudelent Collaboration

Featuring installations and a whole range of products that the Chinese label made without the artist’s consent.

Joshua Vides has taken to social media to slam Chinese brand, Peacebird Men, over what he describes as a fraudulent collaboration. The Los Angeles-based artist, known for his monochromatic aesthetic has worked alongside clients that range Nike and Fendi, to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Vides sent Hypebeast the following statement:

“Peacebird Men hired my design agency, Reality to Idea for a project connected to Rick n Morty.

Peacebird then used that as an opportunity to illegally attach my name and signature to a much larger conversation. Produced Headwear, accessories, footwear, apparel, and a massive pop up space and attached my name and signature to resemble a legitimate Joshua Vides x Rick n Morty project.

At first they were responsive, apologizing and asking how much money I wanted to fix the situation once I found out about it. Then my legal team got involved and they went ghost. They are currently responsive on Webo app when influencers post about the situation, claiming they have an official agreement with me and that I started asking for more money, they denied, and that’s why I’m upset.

Honestly, I thought the project was done until people started tagging me in the pop up photos and thats when I reacted. As an artist, we work day and night to prove our concept is worth our life long determination. There is no way I’m going to walk away from this lightly. If I don’t do everything in my power to stop this, I’m allowing this to easily happen to other artists and creatives out there which doesn’t fly with me. “

For those unfamiliar, Peacebird is a big Chinese apparel line that started in 1997. Having initially started as Peacebird Women, the clothing maker has expanded across eight different labels and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The brand has stated the two sides have an agreement that clearly is not true, according to Vides, who continues to push back via social media and his legal team.

Elsewhere in news, HBO paid James Gandolfini $3 Million USD to turn down replacing Steve Carell on ‘The Office.’

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Sherrie Levine Challenges the Canon of Art History in "Hong Kong Dominoes"
Art

Sherrie Levine Challenges the Canon of Art History in "Hong Kong Dominoes"

On view at Hong Kong’s David Zwirner gallery.

Michael Dotson Suspends Time in Saturated Artworks
Art

Michael Dotson Suspends Time in Saturated Artworks

An eight year body of work consisting of some 200 Photoshop sketches.

Southeast Asia's Virtual Influencer Rae Is Set to Debut Her First NFT Series on Mintable
Art 

Southeast Asia's Virtual Influencer Rae Is Set to Debut Her First NFT Series on Mintable

Presented by Rae
Animated NFT artwork invites fans to take a closer look at her virtual universe.

Artist Sue Tsai Brings Fragility and Strength to the World of Basketball
Art 

Artist Sue Tsai Brings Fragility and Strength to the World of Basketball

Presented by NBA
The self-taught talent shares the stories behind her hustle.

Culture Meets Sport in the First Ever Olympic Agora at Tokyo 2020
Art

Culture Meets Sport in the First Ever Olympic Agora at Tokyo 2020

On view in-person and virtually until August 15.


Aïda Bruyère Explores Twerking and Dancehall Battles in Upcoming Exhibition
Art

Aïda Bruyère Explores Twerking and Dancehall Battles in Upcoming Exhibition

On view at Palais de Tokyo starting in November.

PEN & PAPER: Steven Harrington
Art 

PEN & PAPER: Steven Harrington

Presented by Bombay Sapphire
The artist reimagines Bombay’s Sapphire bottle with tons of flavor under the California sun.

Damien Hirst to Release First Set Of 10,000 Hand-Painted Works as NFTs
Art

Damien Hirst to Release First Set Of 10,000 Hand-Painted Works as NFTs

With the option to trade in the NFT for an original artwork.

Shaun Crawford's Artwork Brings The Energy of the New York Streets
Art

Shaun Crawford's Artwork Brings The Energy of the New York Streets

Now on view at Chicago’s Anthony Gallery.

Beeple’s Kim Jong-un Artwork Was Made Into a Figurine
Art

Beeple’s Kim Jong-un Artwork Was Made Into a Figurine

There are only 333 of the limited-edition figure.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.