Richard Prince Says Instagram Print Was Transformative Art

Law360, New York (April 18, 2017, 9:06 PM EDT) -- 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.

Josh Schiller of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP said that Prince’s appropriation of an Instagram post of what U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein called a “fine art picture of a Rastafarian gentleman smoking a marijuana cigarette” and then adding a...
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Case Title

Graham v. Prince et al


Case Number

1:15-cv-10160

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Sidney H. Stein

Date Filed

December 30, 2015

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