Wed, 06/27/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
[Lecture / Panel]
Art Appropriation and Richard Prince Case at Hillyer Arts and Artists
Where |Hillyer International Art and Artists
9 Hillyer Court
Washington, DC 20008
About This Event
Please join Hillyer International Arts and Artists, Adah Rose Gallery, and a distinguished
panel for a lively discussion on art appropriation and the Richard Prince legal case
currently on appeal in New York.
In December 2008, photographer Patrick Cariou ﬁled suit against Richard Prince and
Gagosian Gallery in Federal District court for copyright infringement in response to
Prince’s appropriation of 35 photographs taken by Cariou without his knowledge or
permission. Several of the works by Richard Prince were sold, some for as high as $2.5
million. The court in New York ruled against Mr. Prince and stated that the appropriation
of the Rastafarian images was not a “fair use” and therefore a copyright violation. The
judge ordered the works destroyed and held both Mr. Prince and Gagosian gallery
liable. The case is currently on appeal and many museums including the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and MoMA have voiced support for Mr. Prince.
If you are an artist, collector, art historian, writer, or musician, or are generally interested
in the issues that arise between art, commerce, and culture, please join us for what will
be a wonderful and exciting discussion.