richard prince sells other people's instagrams for almost $100K

One of the "stars" of the series of works speaks out.

by i-D Staff
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25 May 2015, 1:40am

Though reproduction in art is nothing new, Richard Prince's Freize show thrusts pop art into a truly modern age, adding to the debate about self-representation and ownership of art. The series of portraits, which also features singer Sky Ferreira, reapproriates Instagram selfies to the walls of the Gagosian Gallery.

User doedeere's image was used without permission for the show, and screenshotted from the app, then sold by the artist to a VIP guest for an alleged $90K. Having only just found out about the usage, doedeere posted the below photo with a message, explaining she doesn't intend to press charges.

Prince's controversial work pushes the boundaries of copyright and the artist has been taken to court in the past, though his work doesn't actually break any laws. 

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