Beg, steal and borrow : artists against originality
Shore, Robert (Robert M.), author.
Beg, steal and borrow : artists against originality / Robert Shore.
London, United Kingdom : Laurence King Publishing, 2017.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm.
- Portion of title
Artists against originality
- Cover title
Beg, steal & borrow
- Uniform series
Elephant book (Series : London, England)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 1. How original are you?
- 2. Thou shalt not steal
- 3. But you will be taught to copy
- 4. A brave new multi-authored world
- 5. Gene the art genie
- 6. Remake, reuse, reassemble, recombine : that's the way to go.
"Art is theft," Picasso once proclaimed, and much of the best and most "original" new art involves an act or two of unequivocal, overt theft. Paradoxically, the law relating to artistic borrowing has grown more restrictive. "The plagiarism and copyright trials of the twenty-first century are what the obscenity trials were to the twentieth century", Kenneth Goldsmith, has observed. "These are really the issues of our time." Beg, Steal and Borrow offers a comprehensive and provocative survey of a complex subject that is destined to grow in relevance and importance. It traces an artistic lineage of appropriation from Michelangelo to Jeff Koons, and examines the history of its legality from the sixteenth century to now.-- Provided by publisher.
- Subject headings
Imitation in art.
Originality in art.
- Genre heading
- Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
- Call Number
- N72.7 .S56 2017
- Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
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