Monday, March 19, 2012

"Any Similarity is Coincidental"

"This is an artwork by Richard Prince. Any similarity to a book is coincidental and not intended by the artist."

Copyright-wronging contemporary artist Richard Prince features the above disclaimer on his controversial "sculpture," a precise facsimile edition of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, with the attribution, "a novel by Richard Prince."

Bob Nickas, art critic and curator who visits on Monday, March 26th, writes about Prince and Salinger, their respective works of art and their various legal battles, in Vice.