Locust Swarm Image, Madagascar October 15, 2014 Photograph by Pete McBride At 16,700 feet and a temperature of minus 20ºF, Jake Norton (right) and Dave Morton eat a quick dinner under moonlight as they prepare to climb the unclimbed Chaukhamba IV looming behind them. Along with photographer Pete McBride, the climbers spent 45 days trekking every mile of the Ganges River. What I Saw and Learned in the Kolyma Camps // Varlam Shalamov 1. The extraordinary fragility of human nature, of civilization. A human being would turn into a beast after three weeks of hard work, cold, starvation and beatings. 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. This is not Prince’s first legal skirmish with an artist whose work he repurposed.
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Universal Everything / Radiohead – Polyfauna An experimental collaboration between Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Stanley Donwood and Universal Everything The studio was commissioned to develop Polyfauna as a free, exploratory audiovisual app, born out of Radiohead’s The King of Limbs sessions and the sketchbooks of Stanley Donwood. Set to a lunar calendar, the mysterious, immersive app is brought to life through touch and offers a unique and different set of experiences and encounters each time it’s used. A pioneering new collision between digital art and the world of apps, the collaboration sees the creation of abstracted, expanded and exploded versions of audio and visual work by the band. Inviting the user into an immersive, expansive world of primitive life, weather, sunsets, mountains and forests, Polyfauna comes from an interest in early computer life-experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious.
All Nobel Prizes in Literature The Nobel Prize in Literature 1977 Vicente Aleixandre "for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry between the wars" The Nobel Prize in Literature 1943 No Nobel Prize was awarded this year. The prize money was with 1/3 allocated to the Main Fund and with 2/3 to the Special Fund of this prize section.
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. Richard Prince.Photo: © 2014 Patrick McMullan.