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♡°☆(ಠೆಒಠಿ)☆°♡

    (for Luc              Tuymans)

 

This ongoing project works in defiance
of the commodification of visuality
for hyper-capitalism and is situated in
celebration of the amorphous ubiquity
of memetic and visual culture.

In January of 2015, a Belgian court found the Antwerp-born painter Luc Tuymans guilty of plagiarism in his use of a photograph of the conservative politician Jean-Marie Dedecker taken by Katrijn van Giel for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard. The judgement imposed a fine of €500,000 if Tuymans were to create any more “reproductions” of Van Giel’s work or exhibits the original painting, currently owned by Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky.

Later that year, Christopher Meerdo produced an open invitation to his network of artists to directly appropriate and modify the photograph, lifted from van Giel’s website. The results are posted regularly to http://katrijnvangiel.tumblr.com/ with each work attributed to the participating artist. This ongoing project works in defiance of the commodification of visuality for hyper-capitalism and is situated in celebration of the amorphous ubiquity of memetic and visual culture.
 

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(for Luc Tuymans)

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