Transformer: Andy Warhol, Image Appropriation and Fair Use

Transformer: Andy Warhol, Image Appropriation and Fair Use

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Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area




(812) 237-2569


The University Permanent Art Collection includes the piece Andy Warhol's Flowers, 1965 which will be on display during Fair Use Week 2020.  This programming highlights this work,  which itself was the center of one of the most important fair use related law rulings in history.  Using The Caulfield Flowers case as a starting point, Dr. William Ganis will discuss Warhol “fair use” cases, including some that are relatively recent.  William V. Ganis is and arts writer and educator. Dr. Ganis earned his PhD from Stony Brook University, writing his dissertation on serial aspects of Andy Warhol’s photography. He earned his BA from the University of Pittsburgh, triple majoring in Art History, Studio art and Business. He has worked as a curatorial assistant at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts where he worked with Warhol’s video, film and photography. He managed business development endeavors at the architecture firms of Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Polshek Partnership.
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