After years of refusal and controversy, German cultural authorities allowed artist and designer Cosmo Wenman to publish scans of the 3,364-year-old bust under a Creative Commons license.
A 91-year-old woman who has been under investigation after she filled out the blank spaces on a museum’s ~$88,468 crossword puzzle artwork in ballpoint pen is now claiming copyright of the work.
Last month, we reported that a pair of artists scanned the bust of Nefertiti, currently on display in the Neues Museum in Berlin, without the permission of museum officials. Now, many people are raising questions about the authenticity of their work and what that even means.
Last October, two artists entered the Neues Museum in Berlin, where they clandestinely scanned the bust of Queen Nefertiti, the state museum’s prized gem.