Sports team names and logos in the US have long reinforced derogatory stereotypes of Native people.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Warhol Copyright Case
A lawsuit over how much Andy Warhol “transformed” Lynn Goldsmith’s photographs of Prince may change how courts look at art.
White Artist Slammed Online for Copying the Work of a Black Photographer
Controversy erupted on social media when users noticed that Gala Knörr’s paintings referenced images from a film by dayday, a self-described Black and queer multidisciplinary artist.
The Fuzzy Line Between Inspiration and Appropriation
A story about a kidney and the drawing of a knee bring up age-old arguments about plagiarism and appropriation.
Victor Burgin’s Unclassifiable Take on the Passages of Art and Life
The artist’s landmark experimental text, Between, now reissued, remains one of a kind more than three decades after its publication.
There Is No “Pride” in Appropriation
As I experienced firsthand at WorldPride, the erasure of Indigenous peoples is alive and well in the queer community. But our culture is not a costume.
Trump Satirizes Kehinde Wiley’s Obama Portrait to Fundraise 2020 Reelection Bid
The president’s action committee is selling the shirt, labeled “SPY” through its gift shop for $28.00. It also comes as a tank top.
Jeff Koons Faces Fines After Being Found Guilty of Plagiarism (Again)
The artist must pay nearly $170,000 to the creator of a 1985 ad campaign that he copied for the 1988 statue, “Fait d’hiver.” This is just one of five copyright infringement lawsuits from the artist’s Banality series.
In Rihanna Photoshoot for Vogue Paris, Juergen Teller Cribs Imagery from Mickalene Thomas
What’s stranger is that the two artists are both represented by Lehmann Maupin and listed side-by-side on the gallery’s online roster.
What Black Panther Gets Right About the Politics of Museums
In one scene, the blockbuster superhero movie touches on issues of provenance, repatriation, diversity, representation, and other debates currently shaping institutional practices.
Grappling with Authorship and Acceptance in the Pop Art of Roger Brown
A pair of exhibitions at Kavi Gupta gallery places the artist’s paintings and sculptures in dialogue with arrangements of objects from his personal collections.
Protesters Block, Demand Removal of a Painting of Emmett Till at the Whitney Biennial
Artists are calling for the removal of Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket” from the 2017 Whitney Biennial, while others want more drastic action.