Photography and Fair Use
Jan27

Photography and Fair Use

You see it all the time in our digital age: someone as a spokesman for a corporate product.  President Obama wore Weatherproof’s charcoal coat while in China – and walla it’s the billboard photo for the company’s Time Sqaure/Fashion District billboard.  Did Weatherproof pay Pres O for his dapper look?  Nope. And hence the White House pulled the plug on this Madison Ave blatant attempt to curb and...

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The art of a code – missed by Microsoft

The tech world is all about using form, function and design to let little gizmos make our life simpler. With a camera fairly standard on phones Microsoft hopes you can shoot straight. They want you to point and shoot on little graphics in ads, on walls and probably in your sleep to win copies of the latest offer – theirs and others. After 4 snaps the curve’s camera just wouldn’t register. What gives Balmer? A larger...

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Glory, pride and freedom in art

It’s been exactly 2 years since The Art Quarterly added the blog format. Some great comments abound while access is easier, whether on a blackberry or stuck at your desk. In our upcoming edition online, additional features are highlighted as well as what we find so compelling in the arts today. Video installations take energy – not just to power but to look at. They are great for entertainment rooms and special sections of...

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Sticker Shock on the Auction Block

Sticker Shock on the Auction Block – New York Times: The ART QUARTERLY reported the Barrett-Jackson auction on “>Jan 19.

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