Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I have to say this.

No matter how many people think his works are great, I still think that Andy Warhol's art is crap.


Ani said...

No soup for you, mister! :)

nazarian said...

Major copyright violation there. I can't believe he was allowed to profit by copying the work of the others (well, I mostly can't believe he profited from that garbage).

Ani said...

Here's the answer:


Andy Warhol faced a series of law-suits from photographers whose work he appropriated and silk-screened. Patricia Caulfield, one such photographer, had taken a picture of flowers for a photography demonstration for a photography magazine. Warhol had covered the walls of Leo Castelli's New York gallery in 1964 with the silk-screened reproductions of Caulfield's photograph. After seeing a poster of their work in a bookstore, Caulfield claimed ownership of the image and while Warhol was the author of the successful silk screens, he settled out of court, giving Caulfield a royalty for future use of the image as well as two of the paintings.

On the other hand, Warhol's famous Campbell's Soup Cans are generally held to be non-infringing, despite being clearly appropriated, because "the public was unlikely to see the painting as sponsored by the soup company or representing a competing product. Paintings and soup cans are not in themselves competing products", according to expert trademark lawyer Jerome Gilson.

However, he was quite protective of his own rights :)

The Artists Rights Society is the U.S. copyright representative for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for all Warhol works with the exception of Warhol film stills. The U.S. copyright representative for Warhol film stills is the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Additionally, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has agreements in place for its image archive. All digital images of Warhol are exclusively managed by Corbis, while all transparency images of Warhol are managed by Art Resource.

nazarian said...

Another classic example of "Do as I Say, Not as I Do".

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you. What he did is "art". There is no soal in his works.