4 January 2016

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Richard Prince And Larry Gagosian Sued In New Plagiarism Case

Donald Graham a professional photographer has sued the Gagosian Gallery, Larry Gagosian, and the artist Richard Prince. The case brought as a federal complaint was lodged on New Years eve.  The case relates to the unauthorised use of one of Mr Grham’s  images which depicts a Rastafarian Smoking a Joint. It appeared in the 2014 show “New Portraits”. The image was exhibited […]

15 December 2015

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Jeff Koons Back In Court: Plagiarism Or Image Sampling?

The American artist Jeff Koons is facing yet another lawsuit over plagiarism. Koons, who is one of the worlds most successful artists, with work selling for tens of millions, is no stranger to court battles. This time photographer, Mitchel Gray has stated in his complaint, filed in a Manhattan federal court, that Koons reproduced his photo, […]

29 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Talks To Artlyst About Plagiarism And Politics

The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans who was recently found guilty of copyright infringement, after losing a legal battle in his home country over the alleged plagiarism concerning a portrait the artist created in 2011 has spoken to Artlyst about the case, its politics, and its wider implications to the art world and the fate of […]

21 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Convicted Of Plagiarism For Using Photo Of Politician

The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has been found guilty of copyright infringement after losing a legal battle in his home country over the alleged plagiarism concerning a portrait the artist created in 2011. A civil court in Antwerp ruled on 15 January that Tuymans’s painting ‘A Belgian Politician’ (2011) borrowed too heavily from a photo […]

9 January 2015

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Is Image Appropriation Just Plagiarism Of Intellectual Property

Jeff Koons is facing a second lawsuit over alleged plagiarism of intellectual property in two weeks; first regarding the sculpture ‘Naked’ supposedly copying the photography of Jean-François Bauret, and now the sculpture ‘Fait d’Hiver’, borrowing from a French clothing advert of 1985 by Franck Davidovici. They form part of his 1988 ‘Banality’ series, of which […]

4 January 2012

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Rihanna Rips Off Grunge Artist Sandy Kim

Rihanna caught up (yet again) in plagiarism scandal: this time it’s her video for ‘We Found Love’ with blatant parallels to the work of Sandy Kim Rihanna’s video for her hit single ‘We Found Love’ has been accused of plagiarising the heroin-chic work of artist-photographer Sandy Kim. The whistle-blower is FADER contributor Bryan Derballa, who describes […]

5 September 2010

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Damien Hirst New Plagiarism Claims

IT was revealed yesterday that Artist Damien Hirst faces eight new charges of plagiarism bringing into disrepute some of his best-known works including, ‘In the Name of the Father,’ ‘Pharmacy’, and his iconic spin and spot paintings. the latest of which were detailed today with claims that no fewer than 15 works produced over the […]