Richard Prince Sued for Copyright Infringement
Prince is known as an "appropriation artist." Last year, a controversy arose from Prince's use of photographs from Marlboro advertisements and has a history of using other commerical works. Prince doesn't deny copying the images. But the legal issue is whether such copying is fair use - Prince's art may qualify as "transformative works." [More information is available in my article on fair use.] Since only a court can make that decision, that remains to be seen.
Thanks to Tim Atherton and Matt Ward for submitting this topic.