Bubble Up by Kimberly Merrill, 2010
In response to yesterday's post about Jeff Koons and his ongoing balloon dog litigation, Kimberly Merrill, sent me her latest work, Bubble Up.
Coincidentally, Kate Taylor of The New York Times also wrote about Koons's balloon dog battles yesterday. The article has some interesting perspectives from copyright lawyers who don't think Koons has a case. The piece also mentions an interesting three-year (1989-1992) copyright case that Koons lost, Roger v. Koons, aka The String of Puppies case.
The photographer, Art Rogers, won an undisclosed amount in damages from Koons. I had no idea there was a whole subset of dog-art-copyright-law.
I wrote about Kimberly Merrill before here and here. I think she is one of the best dog painters working today. Visit her website to see more of her work before she gets a cease-and-desist letter from Koons.