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Appropriate Appropriation?

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Figured I might as well post this since everyone is texting me. Yes, my portrait is currently displayed at the Frieze Gallery in NYC. Yes, it's just a screenshot (not a painting) of my original post. No, I did not give my permission and yes, the controversial artist Richard Prince put it up anyway. It's already sold ($90K I've been told) during the VIP preview. No, I'm not gonna go after him. And nope, I have no idea who ended up with it! 😳 #lifeisstrange #modernart #wannabuyaninstagrampicture A photo posted by Doe Deere (@doedeere) on May 17, 2015 at 9:05am PDT Shocking!  Outrageous!  How dare he...??
Richard Prince used/stole/appropriated Instagram images from other artists and displayed them in a gallery, sold them, and made a huge profit.  Read about the story here:  "Artist Steals Instagram Photos & Sells Them For $100K At NYC Gallery".

What would you think if someone used one of your images in order to make a profit, but you didn't get any of th…

#Strengthie Campaign

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Do you stand #withstronggirls?  Support @onecampaign's #strengthie campaign to show your support.  Every girl deserves a secondary education.

#NipRockArt-ists:  I challenge you to show your support, even if it's in a very small way.  Sometimes we take our education for granted:  find out what it's like for girls in other countries & you may grow to appreciate your opportunities a bit more.  Maybe you'll want to do something to help others.
Today, Malala is taking part in @onecampaign's #strengthie campaign, where activists around the world are coming together to show that they stand #withstronggirls. We are joining this campaign because we believe every girl deserves a secondary education. Will you join us and post one too? Together we can send a clear message to world leaders that we want the rights and needs of girls and women to be prioritized. A photo posted by Malala Yousafzai (@malalafund) on May 13, 2015 at 6:15am PDT .
I support @onecampaign's #stre…

Who Decides If You Are An Artist?