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September 9, 2006

Christian Patterson beats me to the punch – again!

Filed under: artists — alecsothblog @ 8:45 am

When I saw Joerg Colberg’s fascinating post on plagarism vs. similarty, the first thing I thought of was Christian Patterson. Christian and I took virtually the same picture in Memphis. I can assure you that this was a coincidence. This morning I was going through his website to find the image so that I could post them side by side. Turns out Christian already posted about this. What a speedy little whippit! But I’m thankful because it gave me a chance to revisit his terrific work. But I’m not so sure about this picture:

© Christian Patterson


  1. Hey Alec, funny stuff, huh? Good to see you bloggin’ it up.

    whip?pet? [whip-it, wip-] –noun
    1. one of a breed of small, swift dogs resembling a greyhound, used for hunting rabbits and for racing.
    2. Also called whippet tank. a fast, light tank used by the British in World War I.

    Comment by Christian — September 9, 2006 @ 10:27 am

  2. I assume you mean “snappy little ferret”.

    Comment by Chuck Schaible — September 22, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

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