Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Apropriate Appropriation?

Artists in all genres - performing, musical and visual have been riffing off each others' works for centuries.    Or at least using themes in a way to pay homage to the original.  Then, there's DADA and Marcel Duchamp

 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

And now a new crop of photographers and artists are using the internet as their source for images.

As this practice continues, I imagine more photographers will be copywrighting their work with 
the feds. 

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