Art Dirt: Is the Supreme Court’s Andy Warhol Ruling Bad for Artists?

by Glasstire June 4, 2023
A side-by-side comparison of "Orange Prince" by Andy Warhol and a photograph of Prince by Lynn Goldsmith.

A side-by-side comparison of “Orange Prince” by Andy Warhol and a photograph of Prince by Lynn Goldsmith.

Leslie Moody Castro and Brandon Zech discuss a recent decision by the Supreme Court, which ruled against The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Forget about separating the art from the artist. Instead, can you separate the art from its intent?

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Joan Frederick June 8, 2023 - 14:03

It’s not bad for artists if you follow the rules of US Copyright law. Do your homework, people. Or didn’t they teach you that in art school? Didn’t go to art school? Then do your homework.


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