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Derivative Paintings and Roy Lichtenstein

By October 20, 2006

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Roy Lichtenstein 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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