. . . Might some conceptual appropriation provide new insights into the original? If so, we might think twice before legally condemning it.
Still, it must be noted that the art community is itself divided on appropriation art, with some artists whose works have been appropriated viewing the appropriators as destroying art. Here is an article from the October 13, 2005 issue of ArtsJournal.com that explores the divided views within the art community (scroll to the end of the article.) . . .
Monday, February 25, 2008
Does appropriation offer new insights into the original that we'd like to promote?
Patry on Appropriation Art and Copies: