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Lynn Goldsmith vs. The Warhol Foundation


Art News reported on a major loss for the Andy Warhol Foundation, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that the famed Pop artist did not make fair use of Lynn Goldsmith’s 1981 portrait of Prince for his own 1984 series of similar-looking images. The decision effectively overturns one made in 2019 by the Southern District Court of New York, which ruled in favor of the Andy Warhol Foundation, and the case will now return to a lower court.

And Lynn Goldsmith sent us this message :

“HOORAY FOR ALL VISUAL ARTISTS ! but you do know it ain’t over till it’s over – they will appeal … and I am ready to continue in battle though I wish more photographers would have gone to my I have no money to win here – it is all about principle.”

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