Artist Jeff Koons has been accused of copyright infringement. Again!
This time he is being sued by New York photographer Mitchel Gray over Koons’ 1986 artwork “I Could Go For Something Gordon’s”, from his series Luxury & Degradation.
Gray claimed that Koons used his original 1986 photograph. The image depicts a woman painting on the beach, with a man sitting beside her. Gary states that the photograph was nearly unchanged and in its entirety used to create his I Could Go For Something Gordon’s piece.
Besides Koons, Gray is also suing the auction house Phillips, which sold the artist’s proof in 2008 in London for $2.04 million.
Why wait so long to sue, you might ask? Gary notes that it took him almost 30 years to file the suit, because just recently found out about the infringement this past July.
The photographer is seeking unspecified damages, but you can bet it has a lot of zeroes.
Koons has been at the center of several copyright infringement cases over the years.
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