Graham v. Prince et al

  1. January 26, 2024

    CORRECTED: Richard Prince Pays $900K To End IP Suits Over Instagram Art

    Artist Richard Prince will pay a pair of photographers a combined $650,000 plus $250,000 in costs to end their claims that he infringed their work for a 2014 Instagram-inspired art installation, putting to rest a yearslong legal battle just before one of the cases was set to go to trial Monday.

  2. January 01, 2024

    Trials To Watch In 2024

    Major trials coming down the pike in 2024 include a wealthy Russian art collector's suit against Sotheby's, first bellwethers in multidistrict litigation over allegations Chiquita funded a violent group in Colombia, and a criminal case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. Here's a rundown.

  3. September 11, 2023

    Photographer's Suit Over Richard Prince Installation Narrowed

    A New York federal judge on Monday trimmed a copyright infringement suit alleging the well-known appropriation artist Richard Prince and the Gagosian Gallery stole a photographer's work for Prince's Instagram-inspired art installation, ruling the photographer is not entitled to indirect profits or future profits from the work's hypothetical resale.

  4. July 06, 2023

    Artist Richard Prince Rebuffed In Bid To Rehear Copyright Suit

    A New York federal judge on Thursday refused artist Richard Prince's bid to partly reconsider an order denying him summary judgment in an infringement suit brought by a photographer claiming he stole imagery for an Instagram-inspired art installation.

  5. May 26, 2023

    Richard Prince Challenges Part Of Art Show Copyright Loss

    Artist Richard Prince is urging a New York federal judge to partially reconsider a May order that rebuffed his bid to beat two photographers' claims that he poached their copyrighted imagery for an Instagram-inspired art installation, arguing the court relied on "materially different" precedent for an aspect of the ruling.

  6. May 12, 2023

    Richard Prince Can't Skip Out On Art Show Copyright Suits

    A New York federal judge on Thursday denied artist Richard Prince's bid to ax infringement suits from two photographers whose works were featured in an installation designed to look like Instagram posts, finding that Prince "indeed tested the boundary" between appropriation and copyright infringement, but went over the line.

  7. October 09, 2018

    Instagram Art Show Was Fair Use, Richard Prince Says

    Visual artist Richard Prince is pushing to end copyright litigation over his Instagram-themed art exhibit, arguing he was allowed to display largely unaltered versions of other artists' images because he used them in "a radically different aesthetic context."

  8. March 15, 2018

    Fair-Use Skirmish Between Cravath, Greenberg Rankles Judge

    The Manhattan federal judge handling a fair-use fight over a photo pulled without permission from Instagram and exhibited in New York City gallery chastised two BigLaw firms Thursday after discovery squabbles erupted hours ahead of a long-planned court conference.

  9. July 18, 2017

    Richard Prince Can't Dodge Instagram Art Copyright Fight

    A New York federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss a copyright lawsuit filed against artist Richard Prince over an exhibit of photos he pulled from Instagram without permission, saying it was too early to decide if the works are protected by the fair use doctrine.

  10. April 18, 2017

    Richard Prince Says Instagram Print Was Transformative Art

    Attorneys for the artist Richard Prince asked a New York federal judge Tuesday to dismiss a copyright infringement suit based on photos he pulled from Instagram, saying his "appropriation art" was transformative and therefore permissible fair use, thanks to a previous, similar copyright suit where he prevailed.

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