18 April, 2017

Lynn Goldsmith v Andy Warhol Estate

Zeiss Loxia 50mm - The Inside of the City Hall Clock Tower, Brisbane

In my opinion the intellectual property of photographer Lynn Goldsmith was infringed by Andy Warhol. I urge you to have a look at the relevant images.

If the courts decide that every pop artist with a crayon has a license to use the photographs of others as colouring-in books – and sell them as their own art – then we're all in trouble.

Photographers are entitled to the integrity of their art, and fame is not a licence to steal. So, I think that this is an issue worth following.

There's more information at:
https://www.dpreview.com/news/3185361002/andy-warhol-estate-preemptively-sues-photographer-over-infringement-claims 
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/prince-photographer-fires-back-warhol-foundation-copyright-suit-923759

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