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Appropriation Artist Richard Prince Liable for Infringement, Court Rules

March 21, 2011

By David Walker

A federal court judge in New York ruled on Friday that appropriation artist Richard Prince and his gallery infringed photographer Patrick Cariou’s copyrights by creating a series of paintings and a collage from photographs torn from Cariou’s book titled Yes, Rasta. The book was published in 2000 by PowerHouse books, and featured Cariou’s portraits of Rastafarians and landscapes of Jamaica....

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