Saturday, June 10, 2023

Desperate Ornaments When You Don’t Have Ideas

Illustration by Chris Foss.

Illustration by Chris Foss.

The U.S. exports many things. Add stupidity to the list. Here’s a rigorous explanation of why appropriating a preexisting image and creating a secondary work with few physical alterations and no conceptual intent is, well, let’s say, an non-infringing artwork.

“He uses other artists’ work, but that doesn’t mean to say you could possibly mistake his work for theirs … he takes the image, he transforms it, he gives it a completely different scale.”

Sound familiar?


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