“Killing animals has nothing to do with art, it just shows the arrogance of people who literally will stop at nothing for their own interests,” a PETA representative said.
On Monday, the Ninth Circuit court of appeals upheld a previous decision dismissing the lawsuit brought by PETA on behalf of Naruto, a Celebes crested macaque.
The animal rights organization is calling on the museum to exclude two works from its upcoming survey of Chinese contemporary art.
Photographer David Slater will donate a quarter of any revenue from the viral “monkey selfies” to charities working to preserve the crested macaque’s habitat in Indonesia.
Abraham Poincheval hatched the chicks during his performance “Oeuf” at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, but it’s “no cause for celebration,” as the animal rights group wrote.
It’s the 21st century, and monkeys take selfies. But do they own the copyrights to those images? PETA says yes.
Every wondered what the story was behind those bronze sculptures populating the 8th Ave/14th St ACE subway station? In this video, their creator, Tom Otterness, explains that he took the imagery for the sculptures from Gilded Age political cartoons. Too bad the artist is currently in some political hot water himself.