A District Judge in Manhattan has sided with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts in a fair use case that will likely leave many photographers upset. The case surrounds a set of screen prints, silk-screen paintings and other artworks that Warhol created for Vanity Fair by altering a portrait by renowned photographer Lynn Goldsmith.
The series of artworks, dubbed “The Prince Series,” were commissioned by Vanity Fair in 1984 for an article about the musician. According to The New York Times, Vanity Fair licensed Goldsmith’s 1981 portrait of the musician for $400 and then handed it over to Warhol, who created a set of 16 artworks based on the image.
Goldsmith brought the copyright infringement case against the Warhol Foundation in 2017, after the Foundation first sued…
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