Fair use? No way. A federal court judge has ruled that Richard Prince and Gagosian Gallery infringed on the copyrights of photographer Patrick Cariou in creating, exhibiting, and selling Prince’s “Canal Zone” series of paintings, for which the artist used images from Cariou’s 2000 book, Yes Rasta. A May 6 hearing will determine damages. In the meantime, Gagosian was ordered to notify those who bought the paintings (for about $1 million a pop) that the works cannot lawfully be displayed.
Submissions are open for the 2011 New York Photo Awards. Winners will be chosen in a dozen categories, and one big winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize for best overall picture or series. Winners and honorable mentions will be featured in an exhibition at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena during this year’s New York Photo Festival. The deadline to enter is April 25.
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