Wikipedia: The name of the piece, L.H.O.O.Q., is a pun; the letters pronounced in French
sound like "Elle a chaud au cul", "She is hot in the arse"; "avoir chaud au cul" is a
vulgar expression implying that a woman has sexual restlessness.
When I appropriate images, I generally rephotograph them as in the case of the 3 Green Graces
where I photographed the original image by Lucas Cranach the Elder and collaged it into a digital
painting I had made a year earlier.
You might have missed the story about Richard Prince and another photographer
Jim Krantz whose photos Prince used back in 2006. Just this past year Prince was back in the
As this practice continues, I imagine more photographers will be copywrighting their work with