This is a bit of a plug, a beg and grovel, my good buddy Pedro Xavier has entered the above photograph in G-Tech’s 2013 Lenscape Competition. The comp is facebook based, and prizes are gear that Pedro coverts :: Read the full article »»»»
Pop singer Rihanna has won a court case against the British fashion chain Topshop over the unauthorised use of her image. In March last year, Topshop started selling a T-shirt bearing a photograph of the singer.
The picture was taken by a freelance photographer in Northern Ireland while Rihanna was filming the We Found Love music video. Topshop had a licence from the photographer but no licence from Rihanna.
Rihanna sued Topshop’s parent company, Arcadia Group, for almost $AU5.6 million over the shirts. The star has a direct endorsement relationship with Topshop’s rival fashion chain, River Island. Rihanna’s lawyers told London’s High Court that the T-shirt duped fans and was very similar to the images used on CD sleeves for her Talk That Talk album :: Read the full article »»»»
London’s Tate Modern was temporarily closed after a mural by US modern artist Mark Rothko was defaced by black paint. The gallery shut for a short time after the damage was found on the corner of one of Rothko’s Seagram murals.
“Tate can confirm that there was an incident in which a visitor defaced one of Rothko’s Seagram murals by applying a small area of black paint with a brush to the painting,” a spokeswoman for the popular gallery said.
The Seagram murals, commissioned by New York’s Four Seasons restaurant in 1958, arrived in London for display at Tate Modern’s sister gallery on February 25, 1970 – the day the artist committed suicide aged 66. A large-scale painting by the artist fetched $US86.9 million at a New York auction in May this year, setting a new record for any contemporary work of art :: Read the full article »»»»