Vivian Maier

  How important is a photographer's personal life to the way in which their work is received?  And what happens when very little is known about them?  The recently discovered collection of Vivian Maier addresses these issues, in addition to raising questions about the dissemination, distribution, and sale of a deceased artist's work.    Read… Continue reading Vivian Maier

Appropriation troubles

Richard Prince, reigning king of appropriation, has just been dethroned.  Or maybe just temporarily demoted.  On March 18th, Prince and the Gagosian Gallery lost the suit brought against them by French photographer Patrick Cariou for copyright infringement.  For his 2008 show at the Gagosian called 'Canal Zone', Prince took a large number of photographs from… Continue reading Appropriation troubles