Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decided, in a 2-1 decision, that the US Postal Service's use of an image of the artist's sculpture, the Column, was not a fair use and was a violation of copyright law. The case has been remanded to the Federal Claims Court, for a determination of damages. An aricle may be viewed here.
This is an update of a prior post (September 10, 2009) called 'Fair Enough?'
An article about the appellant's lawyers' failure to comply with court filing procedures resulting in dismissal of the artist's appeal, may be viewed here. This is an update of 2 prior posts: Red Shirts (November 14, 2009) and Flag on the Play (December 26, 2009.)
Updated March 18, 2010, here.
The difference between 'offered sanctuary' and 'change nationalities' is not always clear however, an article may be viewed here. Comments from the arts community in the artist's homeland may be found here.
Updated February 27, 2010: An article about the artist's decision to accept Qatar's offer of citizenship and renounce his Indian citizenship, may be viewed here.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Google modified, prior to publication, an 11 year old artist's winning contest submission, due to Google's inability to come to terms with the holder of the copyright of the Australian Aboriginal flag; an article may be viewed here. An article about the Australian Aboriginal flag, its designer and its meaning, may be viewed here.
Late last year, the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation ordered the State Museum in Saint Petersburg to transfer a precious icon, The Holy Virgin of Toropets, to a new church located in an exclusive gated community amidst millionaire homes in a Moscow exurb. The community features 2 checkpoints, traffic sensors and video surveillance. The public at large may not enter the elite village. An article highlighting the role of money in the loan and placement of this culturally important artwork may be viewed here.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
This photographer's portfolio at the Arlington Art's Center through April 3; at American University Museum through March 6; and at the Curator's Office through March 27. That just seems like an awful lot of drag; a press release here.