01 June 2004

Re: Copyright and the Net: The argument presented at this site seems to suggest that the collage artist would be far better off to utilize images, textures, etc... that were solely created by him or herself... hence "original". This, however, ignores the fact that in many cases the recognition of the appropriated image is an essential element of the work. The artist's intention is often critical in nature by recontextualizing or dramatically changing the original image in some way. Is this not what Warhol intended with his Campbell's soup cans or Marilyns? And what of Joseph Cornell? Salle? Francis Bacon's use of photographic images? Robert Rauschenberg? Or even T.S. Eliot's "Wasteland"? Perhaps the labyrinthine nature of the current laws with regard to appropriation only prove how far behind the legal system is with regard to the hotbed issue of "intellectual property"... and how relevant collage continues to be? Stlukesguild

The Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge : a publishing history / Mead T. Cain. - In 'Imago Mundi : the international journal for the history of cartography' (London, ISSN 0308-5694), 1994, 46, 151-167 : ill., maps. - ISBN 0-905776-19-4

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