Angus Warhol (2010) Ron Diorio
I have been toying with an essay about the meaning of Born in the USA which Bruce Springsteen can’t control.
However recently AT&T has created a better Christo than Christo and Marina Abramoviç was reported in Art Fag City to have complained:
The artist revealed that the exhibit wasn’t just a retrospective; it was a precedent for protecting the copyright of performance art works. “I was angry for fashion, I was angry for design, I was angry for MTV, I was angry for theater, for film, for mass media,” Marina boomed. She was angry for their plucking of images from the 70s, “changing the context” and the colors and using the unaccredited artist’s original idea to peddle products.
So shouldn’t we we all be able to appropriate any content?
Why should artists be able to appropriate politics, products or political messages and it not be deemed to be a reciprocal arrangement?