|"Yo Shorty" Painting by Nikki Schiro 2013|
On 10/04/2013 the Huffington Post published an article written by Lauren Cahn titled "Blurred Lines and the Art of Cat Calling" (http://t.co/H7tfO6pBq2via @HuffPostArts). The article is about the work of New York artist Nikki Schiro and particularly a portrait series that attempts to shine light on street harassment/cat calling. The series is called "Yo mama", and you can find it here http://nikkischiro.com/
On 08/11/2014 the same source publishes "These Are The Things Men Say To Women On The Street" by Alanna Vagianos--where instead of paintings you're looking at photographs of women holding a poster bearing the "cat call"(in Schiro's work the women are both holding or wearing name tags).
In the latter article there is no mention of Schiro's work, nor did it appear after personally pointing out it's existence and that adding credit would be fair.
We all already know how hard it is to be an artist in a world that takes little responsibility for culture, but one thing we CAN do is to respect one another's attempt to understand and express our environment by building along side and not on top of the other, acknowledging the next person instead of stepping on them and pretending they're not there. Therefore, the very least you CAN do is research the subject you're about to explore (try "catcalling art" for example), and if you didn't, after getting caught appropriating yourself of another's idea, Reference Their Work! It's only fair, simple and it would be honorable, too.