French Photographer Patrick Cariou on His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince and Gagosian – ARTINFO.com

Makes you wonder if a negotiated position could not have been sought prior to the judges ruling – I think so – I believe Prince was caught up in his own arrogance – and I believe that Caruou was fucked off about the amount of images that Prince used in his work a lesser amount may have seen a non issue.

Since the judge has ordered that all of Princes paintings and other materials relating to “Canal Zone” be handed over to you, what do you plan to do with them?It not clear right now what I am allowed to do with it — we have been asked to check that with the judge. I dont want to talk too much about that. I can destroy them if I want to, but thats also an extremely drastic decision to make. Destroying art if you dont like it, thats something you have to think extremely deeply about. Well see. What I wish I could do is get some money from them and open a foundation in Jamaica for Rasta kids in the West End near Negril, a school probably and a restaurant for them where they could hang out together. There are also lot of people who need attention in Jamaica, its a very poor country so there are many options.How will you pay for it?If I could sell those paintings for good money… Im not really sure what the art world is going to think about that. On the one hand, people could say, “Thats a piece of shit, I dont want that.” On the other hand, they could see them as important to art history. But the decision was only made on Friday, and were not sure how far the judge would go. From Friday, all of those paintings are unlawful, so I would have to be given the right to sell them. And this is not done yet, it could be finished this week or it could last a year or two again. Its on them now.

via French Photographer Patrick Cariou on His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince and Gagosian – ARTINFO.com.

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