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.
Tourist Attraction in Indonesia Rips Off Chris Burden, Yayoi Kusama, and Museum of Ice Cream
The new attraction includes a copy of Burden’s “Urban Light” called “Love Light,” a version of Kusama’s “Obliteration Room” dubbed “Love Lock,” and a whole section called “Museum of Ice Cream.”
Jeff Koons Convicted of Plagiarizing a Photo of Naked Children
A French court ruled that a Koons sculpture infringes on the copyright of a black-and-white photograph by the late artist Jean-François Bauret.
Artist Kader Attia Files Plagiarism Lawsuit over French Rap Video
YouTube took down the music video for a song by the French rappers Dosseh and Nekfeu after Attia filed a lawsuit claiming it plagiarizes one of his works.
Artist Claims Topshop Ripped off His Designs
Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed has accused Topshop of plagiarism after discovering a T-shirt on the company’s website printed with an image that resembles his signature artworks.
More Than 40 Artists and Designers Accuse Zara of Plagiarism
A week ago, Los Angeles-based artist Tuesday Bassen posted a photo on Instagram contrasting her original designs for pins and patches with alleged ripoffs sold by Zara, the international clothing brand.
To Cite or to Steal? When a Scholarly Project Turns Up in a Gallery
It’s early enough in my career that I still get a thrill whenever I see my work shared online.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: an art analysis assignment gets a teacher suspended, new reality TV show allegedly glorifies ‘grave-robbing,’ and Justin Bieber climbs a Mayan ruin and pulls his pants down.
Artist Orlan Tries Again to Sue Lady Gaga for Plagiarism
Two years ago, French artist Orlan sued pop star Lady Gaga in French court for plagiarism over the singer’s cover art for her 2011 album Born this Way and the eponymous, award-winning music video.
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: vandals attack Jackie Chan’s sculptures in Taiwan, Abe Lincoln’s hand goes missing from Illinois museum, and an advertising student claims an agency ripped off his poster design.
Tokyo Plagued by Another Logo Plagiarism Fiasco
Tokyo has been working hard to strengthen and promote its brand as it gears up to host the 2020 Olympic Games, but the Japanese capital is having a rough time of it, hiring designers who are short on inspiration.
Chicago Mayor Flattered, Kapoor Even Madder, as “Cloud Gate”-Gate Continues
Officials in Karamay, China, have not announced plans to remove a blatant copy of Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” that opens to the public this month, which means “Cloud Gate”–gate is far from over.