Nothing quite says “fuck you” to copyright like a Mickey Mouse–meets–Richard Prince T-shirt.
A settlement announced yesterday marks the end of the five-year legal saga between photographer Patrick Cariou and appropriation artist Richard Prince, the New York Times reported.
What has really riveted the attention of the art world in the last few seasons is the law.
Contrary to what we thought, the art law blog Clancco has found out that the infamous Cariou v. Prince copyright case is far from over. The organizations involved in this new “friend of the court” brief represent roughly 45,000 members and 100 companies in the fields of photography, the graphic arts, and media.
Divya Mehra and I met briefly, almost in passing at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada a couple years back. In what seemed moments we were arguing about the role artists have in society, and the problems and difficulties of institutional support. This quickly led to a deep respect for Divya and her work.
Wednesday night, a decision by a three-judge appellate court panel marked a turnaround in the closely watched copyright infringement case Cariou v. Prince, pitting photographer Patrick Cariou against art star Richard Prince. Hyperallergic consults intellectual property expert Peter Friedman on the new outcome, with further exclusive commentary from Cariou’s attorney.
The United States District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed down a 23-page decision today in the case of Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince, in part reversing and vacating the District Court’s prior judgment in favor of Cariou.
An op-ed on the current Prince v Cariou appeal and how it’s about money.
MTV is trying to rekindle the “visual playground” of the 1980s and they hope the new art commercials by Rashaad Newsome, Mickalene Thomas, Tala Madani, Jani Ruscica and Mads Lynnerup will help them do it.
The beginning of January marked the opening of Hoodwinked, a two-man show featuring Richard Prince and Mike Kelley at Nyehaus gallery in Chelsea. I had the pleasure of visiting the exhibition several times and the unnerving but positive opportunity to revisit it after the artist’s death, as the gallery extended the exhibition in lieu of the circumstances.
Artists’ Book Not Artists’ Book, as the title suggests, is to explore the fine line between whether a book is an artists’ book or not. It all is more playful than that may sound.
‘Transformative use’ is just mucking things up. That’s what I think. Providing a pivot for the Cariou v Prince case and the only real point of interest no matter what the pundits say, transformative use, instead of the fog-clearing test that it was supposed to be, has become the main particulate in a legal fog of war that has lasted three years now. Thus far, the dueling Cariou v Prince briefs have added new certainty to my theory that transformative use is a singularly unhelpful notion.