Whenever the question of creating derivative
paintings from copyrighted material (usually photos) comes up, the name of Andy Warhol
name is usually mentioned and his works featuring Campbell's soup tins
. But it seems another example is the Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein
. An article in the Boston Globe
called Lichtenstein: Creator or Copycat?
considers the catalog art teacher David Barsalou has made of the comic-book sources of Lichtenstein's work (which is documented on his website Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein
). If you're an artist who is thinking of making derivative paintings, make a point of reading the views of attorneys on whether copyright was violated and how long the statute of limitations for copyright infringement is. Read Creator or Copycat article on Lichtenstein...
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