Remember early last year when artist Richard Prince portrayed a variety of people’s Instagram pictures at the Gagosian Gallery in New York? Well, if you don’t then be sure to do a quick Google search under “New Portraits” to get an idea of the exhibition – because now he is being sued.
The exhibition saw Prince displaying a collection of enlarged screenshot Instagram images, which he then added his own commentary below and sold for up to $100,000.
The controversial artist never actually asked for permission to show these photographs and months on he has been sued for copyright infringement by photographer Donald Graham – with the photograph in question being Graham’s Rastafarian Smoking a Joint.
For some more controversial art check out Richard Kern’s exhibition, titled “New York Girls Revisited.”
- Source: The Guardian
- Photographer: Donald Graham