Patrick Cariou wins copyright case against Richard Prince and Gagosian. Judge orders that all infringing copies of Cariou’s Rastafarian photos be impounded and destroyed
from The Art Newspaper:
By Charlotte Burns | Web only
Published online 21 Mar 2011.
New York. A US District judge has ruled in favor of photographer Patrick Cariou in his copyright lawsuit against artist Richard Prince.
Cariou originally filed suit for copyright infringement against Prince, Larry Gagosian, Gagosian Gallery, and Rizzoli books in December 2008 after a number of his photographs were re-appropriated without consent in Prince’s Canal Zone series. The photographs first appeared in Cariou’s 2000 publication, Yes, Rasta, a photographic book produced after spending six years documenting Jamaican Rastafarians.