[d@DCC] Don't Sue Chris Reilly Campaign?
christophe.beauregard at sympatico.ca
Wed Jan 12 21:07:55 EST 2005
On Tuesday 11 January 2005 11:44, Joe McGuire wrote:
> Hrm, good point. However, didn't Andy recreate the label from scratch
> while creating his works? It strikes me that Reilly is only
> manipulating already existing work. Yes, it's a fine line, but I think
> it's an important one.
>From scratch? I wouldn't say so...
"In late 1961 Warhol began his images of Campbell’s Soup cans. As with
other images he made before, he projected enlarged soup can images from
photographs and then traced these in pencil onto the canvas."
Personally, I'm not a visual arts kind of guy and I don't entirely get how
enlarging a photo of a soup can is art, even if done in pencil and ink and
paint by hand... But the overwhelming concensus of the art community (and,
indeed, the Campbell Soup Company) is that it's "art" rather than "blatant
copyright violation", "blatant trademark violation" or even "huh?!?" so,
what the hell, I'm willing to go with them on that...
So what's changed between 1961 and now?
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