Monday, April 23, 2007

"Artist" plagiarises artist

“William, why did you create this mess for Galliano?” This is the question posed to photographer William Klein by a friend after he saw the artist's trademark "painted contacts" technique with lacquered streaks of brush color, used on a Galliano ad featuring English model Agyness Deyn. In an industry where copycatting runs rampant and true originality is a rare commodity, I'm glad Galliano has been forced by the courts to pay out $271,000 USD for trespassing on Klein's intellectual property.

1 comment:

ilovesecondhandsmoke said...


I guess it's really hard to be creative nowadays.