Andy Warhol - ripping off photographer????

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  1. RMThompson

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    So I was amazed when I learned that the Andy Warhol piece that was sold for more than 71 MILLION dollars yesterday was nothing more than a silkscreening of the same news PHOTOGRAPH over and over, the photograph being of a nasty car crash that appeared in a newspaper.

    So, as a photographer I was shocked. I mean, Warhol certainly had a talent of taking something ordinary and repeating it until it changed into something else, but don't you sort of feel for the photographer?

    story here:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070517/ap_en_ot/art_auction
     
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    If andy didn't pay him sure. If he was paid his price no.
     
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    The yahoo story doesnt go into detail, but from what I understand is he did it without permission.
     
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    Then he is slime as well as not much of an artist anyway... I know I know he sold a lot of crap. But so did bob timberlake.
     
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    Did he have it OTE?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: thanx.






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    To be honest to a thief it wouldnt matter a bit.

    An honest man wont steal am image. A dishonest one will steal it in malaysia and sell it back in the usa and you cant touch them, so why worry.
     
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    I guess there is point at which some people actually have too much money.
     
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    who the hell says. "A silkscreen of a newspaper?! I have to have that, even if it is the price of 71 amazing houses God forbid I learn how to use photoemulsion to make my own silk screen prints."
     
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    I do not feel the photographer cares or is at least concerned. I know if it was my shot I would not care who grabbed it. The photoraph is just a shot of a car crash nothing more nothing less. Mr Warhol transformed it into art. It is more then "a silkscreening of the same news PHOTOGRAPH over and over". The piece is a personal stamp on what he was feeling when he made the illustration.

    I know very little of the art market. If a Warhol is worth 71 mill; then I have to be at least worth 5 thousand.

    Love & Bass
     
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    The photog got paid ... as part of his weekly salary. The photo didn't belong to the photog anyway ... it belonged to the newspaper. So if anyone had a gripe it was the paper.
     
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