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Visual Plagiarism for Art Students

A presentation for art students about the conflicts of visual plagiarism

Alisa Blundon

on 20 April 2013

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Transcript of Visual Plagiarism for Art Students

for Art Students Visual Plagiarism What is Visual Plagiarism? Taking another artist's work or idea and claiming it as your own without changing any substantial pieces.
-Alisa Blundon What Can We Do? Be Preemptive! "No artist creates their work in a vacuum;
there are influences of other artists' works, as
well as works of literature, cinema, theater,
design and advertising, to name a few."
- Henry Lydiate, Artlaw Create multiple drafts of projects
Be sure to document our progress
Record our research http://www.artquest.org.uk/articles/view/using-other-artists-work Art Appropriation by artist David Mabb 7-10 percent of global commerce is made up of copied work.
These knock-offs cause economic losses of $200 to $300 billion and the loss of 200,000 jobs annually
-The European Commission http://www.plagiarius.com/e_awards_plag2006_press.html Examples Throughout History This article by the Editorial Photographers of the United Kingdom & Ireland has many examples of known visual plagiarism http://www.epuk.org/The-Curve/456/visual-plagiarism Art Lawsuits Hundreds of artists are taken to court each year by other artists who claim that they were copied http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-grant/in-2012s-art-world-more-l_b_2338534.html This article in the Huffington Post talks about many that happened just last year Even Byonce is accused of plagiarism http://www.ideastap.com/IdeasMag/all-articles/plagiarism-the-lowdown Appropriation, Homage, & Pastiche widely accepted artistic practices with a long history 1912 Picasso's collages
1917 Duchamp's ready made urinal
1938 Dali's surrealist objects
1960 Warhol's soup cans
1983 Prince & Levine's existing work photography
2001 Damien Hirst's contemporary work
2005 Banksy's street work
But What About (C) ? For More Information: Art Law http://www.artquest.org.uk/articles/view/art_and_the_law Spot the Difference http://vads.ac.uk/spot/# University of the Arts London http://www.arts.ac.uk/induction/content/visual-plagiarism
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