Apropos Appropriation

RANDY KENNEDY | December 28, 2011 | New York Times

“In March a federal district court judge in Manhattan ruled that Mr. Prince – whose career was built on appropriating imagery created by others – broke the law by taking photographs from a book about Rastafarians and using them without permission to create the collages and a series of paintings based on them, which quickly sold for serious money even by today &s gilded art-world standards: almost $2.5 million for one of the works.”

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