The FC Beat Presents Post - Skinner: Boxing the Icons. Story and Illustration by Jahmane.  The thin line between inspiration and imitation in the art world is an often obscured one. Even in today’s diverse creative landscape, the saying, “Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal,” has become a mantra for far too many. Of course there is a great deal of “original” art out there, and one’s motive shouldn’t negate the beauty of his or her creation. One may even say, “There’s nothing new under the sun,” and that everything is a re-appropriation or transformation of things and thoughts that already exist. However, it’s that spark of true inspiration which allows an artist to transcend his or her influences and become legendary. I recently caught up with two artists whose work exemplifies the power of influence, yet resonates the potential for singular greatness. Frank Foster Post and Gordon Skinner are products of two completely different generations and schools of art. While each possesses his own unique style and character, the comparison to two legendary “POP” icons (Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat) can’t be overlooked.