How Do You Recognize Plagiarism?

How do you know whether an artwork has been plagiarized? Several examples from contemporary art are examined here, where artists have been accused of plagiarism, and in some cases where a lawsuit determined the final outcome. Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artists Lauryn Welch and Jordan McCracken-Foster.

Video Walkthrough

  • Koons vs. Rogers case
  • String of Puppies by Koons
  • Franck Davidovici’s Naf Naf ad
  • Public Sculpture in Xinjiang Region
  • Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate
  • Obey Giant Art Inc. v. The Associated Press