Controversial artist Richard Prince sued for copyright infringement Richard Prince, a New York-based artist whose work often involves appropriating that of others, has been sued for copyright infringement by Donald Graham, a photographer who claims Prince knowingly reproduced his photo Rastafarian Smoking a Joint without seeking permission. Artnet reports that Graham filed a complaint on 30 December against Prince, the Gagosian Gallery – where Prince’s New Portraits exhibition ran between September and October 2014 – and Lawrence Gagosian, the gallery owner. The New Portraits collection featured 37 inkjet prints on canvas of what Prince called “screen saves” of Instagram posts, according to the complaint. The only modification to the images by Prince, besides blowing them up in size, are in comments underneath the pictures comprised of emojis and bizarre sentences. The pieces sold for up to $100,000 at New York’s Frieze art fair, where they caused considerable controversy.
JOGGING Alice In Chains Discography, 2014 digital ƒ˚ 1:39 pm • 29 August 2014 • 2,821 notes Adrian Ghenie - Exhibitions - Nicodim Gallery Mihai Nicodim Gallery is pleased to present the second solo show of Adrian Ghenie in the gallery. Adrian Ghenie, born in 1977, draws his inspiration from personal memories of growing up in communist Romania under the dictatorship of Ceausescu. He witnessed history being written and rewritten, first hand, and that period of transition left a deep impact on him. The artist takes the viewer on a journey through some of the darkest states of human existence - oppression, abjection, tragedy, persecution, poverty, loneliness and misery, hoping to find himself in the grey area between a movie script and real life. Works - Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed - Exhibitions Español Fundación PROA Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929 La Boca, Caminito [C1169AAD] Buenos Aires Argentina - T [54.11] 4104.1000 E email@example.com - From Tuesdays to Sundays 11 - 19 hrs. Mondays closed. - Fundación Proa is supported by Tenaris - Organización Techint
Thom Buchanan – Hill Smith Gallery Thom Buchanan is a painter and cross-disciplinary artist residing in Adelaide. He graduated with a BVA (Honors) degree in 2010 from the University of South Australia and has exhibited extensively locally and nationally. In the last ten years Buchanan developed his unique "live Performance art" techniques through new collaborations including the performance in 2011 ‘Worldhood’ with Australian Dance Theatre, as well as performing across Australia. He currently lectures at the University of South Australia.
Rob Gutteridge Rob Gutteridge was the Australian Artist for the Malaysia-Australia Visual Arts Residency 2011. In addition to pursuing his own practice, he spent some time during his residency conducting figure drawing classes for interested staff members at Hijjas Kasturi Associates Sdn. Biography Born in England in 1954, Rob Gutteridge is now based in South Australia. With a Diploma in Fine Art (Painting) and a Graduate Diploma in adult education, Rob teaches in tertiary education throughout South Australia.
Ghostly Portraits Painted Onto Layers of Netting by Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew “Nostalgic” (2014), translucent fabric, wooden bed, size is not fixed, all images courtesy of Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints portraits on layers of fine netting or tulle, deftly producing an analog 3D effect with subjects who appear to be sitting in chairs or lying down on beds. When circling the paintings they morph and shift, changing form depending on the viewer’s distance and location to the piece. These subjects are often his family, a way for the artist to pause his loved ones’ aging process and preserve them in time. Nimmalaikaew first discovered the technique while a student at Silpakorn University in Bangkok after a stray speck of paint landed on a mosquito net in his studio. Witnessing the dimensionality the surface afforded the paint, he began to explore new ways in which to paint on the utilitarian material.
An Early Christian Church Resurrected in Towering Wire Mesh by Edoardo Tresoldi With hundreds of yards of wire mesh artist Edoardo Tresoldi has built an interpretation of an early Christian church that once stood in its place at the current Archaeological Park of Siponto, Italy. Built with the assistance of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and the Archaeology Superintendence of Puglia, the installation connects ancient archaeology with contemporary art. The sculpture stands on the former church’s site with a ghostly presence, looking almost like a hologram illuminated in the park. Despite its sheer appearance the installation contains detailed architetural elements including tiered columns, domes, and statues that stand within the structure.
Richard Prince Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit—artnet News Donald Graham’s photograph, left, and Richard Prince’s appropriation of it. Appropriation artist Richard Prince hopes a court will throw out the latest copyright infringement lawsuit against him, and has filed a motion to dismiss the case. Photographer Donald Graham filed suit against Prince in January, asserting that one of the works in Prince’s 2014 exhibition “New Portraits,” at New York’s Gagosian Gallery, improperly used one of his photographs, showing a bare-chested Rastafarian man with long dreadlocks smoking a joint. Prince copied the image from a third party’s Instagram post. Prince’s attorney, Joshua Schiller, of Manhattan firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, argues that the piece is transformative of Graham’s photo, and thus should be protected under the “fair use” provisions of copyright law, because the central meaning of the work is as much in the social media context as in its appropriation of Graham’s photograph itself.