the art world’s latest way of eating its young

http://www.vulture.com/2016/05/jerry-saltz-on-alex-israel-and-eating-our-young.html “Recent reports found Murillo, for instance, destroying his passport on a plane and saying things like “The West is a salivating penis.” I feel bad for this 30-year-old. ” Don't be a sourpuss and wagged my fingers. — Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) June 8, 2016  

richard prince and stuff

http://www.baxterst.org/2016/02/18/prince-and-shit/ I try to make art which celebrates doubt and uncertainty. Which provokes answers but doesn’t give them. Which withholds absolute meaning by incorporating parasite meanings. Which suspends meaning while perpetually dispatching you toward interpretation, urging you beyond dogmatism, beyond doctrine, beyond ideology, beyond authority. –Sherrie Levine ” The problem with challenging the dominant ideology isContinue reading “richard prince and stuff”

The pictures generation and the reassertion of authorship

http://www.artandeducation.net/paper/the-pictures-generation-the-copyright-act-of-1976-and-the-reassertion-of-authorship-in-postmodernity/ “Recognizing the motives corporations have in aligning themselves with art that appears to conflict with their interests may at least partly explain how Prince was able to evade any legal skirmishes over his Untitled (cowboy) prints. Phillip Morris USA owns the Marlboro brand, and, of course, the copyrights to the cowboy images from which Prince appropriated.Continue reading “The pictures generation and the reassertion of authorship”

Richard Prince, social media and the public domain

http://www.artlawreport.com/2015/05/29/richard-prince-social-media-and-the-public-domain-reports-of-copyrights-demise-are-premature/ “The point here is not that Prince will be found liable for infringement; in the grand scheme, he probably won’t. But assuming that any image on the Internet is fair game for any other use because Prince can do what he does is to take a huge risk, and one that should not beContinue reading “Richard Prince, social media and the public domain”