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Richard Prins will destroy works on $10 million

Artist Richard Prins and gallery Larri Gagosjana in New York under the instruction of the American court should destroy catalogues and all works from series Canal Zone. In court photographer Patrick Kariu who has accused Prinsa of illegal use of its images jamajkskih rastafariantsev, entered in the book published in 2000 " has addressed; Yes, Rasta . The gallery well-known art - dealer Larri Gagosjana where a series of Prinsa has been shown has appeared the co-defendant. The artist adapted 35 pictures of Kariu, having painted over eyes rastafariantsev white stains and having added an electroguitar to one of photos. The federal court of Manhattan recognised Prinsa guilty of infringement of copyrights and has ordered to destroy all works from series Canal Zone. Prins admitted that used photos of Kariu as an initial material and intended to sell images whereas its lawyers insisted on kompiljativnom character of works of the photographer, so, not getting under the law on copyrights. Destruction of works will lead to the big financial losses: eight works from collection Canal Zone are already sold more than for $10 million, and seven more pictures are exchanged for others art - objects in cost from $6 million to $8 million Profit on the catalogues sold by gallery Gagosjana, more $6 thousand Besides that Prinsu and gallery should destroy expensive products, they are obliged to inform buyers that pictures have been made illegally and cannot be shown.