Cariou vs arch-appropriator Richard Prince: Canal Zone works on the chopping block pending appeals.

by Bill Davenport July 21, 2011

Appeals appear to be going nowhere in the copyright infringement lawsuit between photographer Patrick Cariou and wealthy appropriation artist Richard Prince and his even wealthier mega-dealer, Larry Gagosian. After Cariou won a judgment against the arch-appropriator in March, works in Prince’s Canal Zone series (some sold for upwards of $2 million) were collected and stored away from public view (the judicial system’s a little behind the times- the images are easy to find on the internet) possibly to be destroyed unless another settlement is reached between the two artists.

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