Richard Prince blames his iPhone in copyright case

Print this page 15-10-2018

Page Six: "Controversial artist Richard Prince is back in court for an ongoing copyright case over two photographs used in his 2014 “New Portraits” series that were taken by artists Donald Graham and Eric McNatt. Prince — who took the images from Instagram and printed them largely unaltered with a comment he added — is arguing that his iPhone is a “paintbrush.”




Prince reportedly previously failed to have the case dismissed by a US District Court judge by arguing that Graham’s and McNatt’s images fell under fair-use laws. (Graham’s original image was called “Rastafarian Smoking a Joint,” while McNatt’s was of Sonic Youth rocker Kim Gordon.)




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