“To Catch A Thief”
Much like “epic”, “diva”, and “underrated”, recent years have seen the term “swagger-jacking” used in overabundance. Indeed, even the slightest note, move, or visual reminiscent of art past has found fans defending their favorites against accusations of copycatting…
From Beyonce & Lady Gaga – the alleged Carmen San Diegos of Pop – to their faves Michael Jackson and Madonna, all have been subjected to public trial with charges of caricaturing.
But, where is the line drawn?
Some artists are quite vocal about who their influences are, yet still are ridiculed for their repeats. And, given that we are in an “everything has been done before” era, is there a line between reinvention and borrowing without mention? You tell us:
Seeing Double: What’s the difference between “inspiration” and “swagger-jacking”?