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Why Warhol's Use of That Prince Photo WAS Stealing and Not Fair Use

5 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

When is copying another's work not stealing? Andy Warhol copied a photograph taken by Lynn Goldsmith of the musical artist Prince and created sixteen colorized and stylized visual works.
After Prince died in 2016, Condé Nast published a Prince tribute magazine that utilized Warhol's visual work without any credit to Goldsmith. When Goldsmith complained, the Warhol Foundation sued Goldsmith in 2017 .
Lynn Goldsmith's portrait of Prince and Andy Warhol's work .
The Foundation claimed that Warhol's copying of the photograph was not infringing because it was “fair use.” Since the founding of...
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