Appropriation art is a well-recognized modern and postmodern art form that has challenged the way people think about art, challenged the way people think about objects, images, sounds, culture" On April 24, 2013, the appeals court largely overturned the original decision, deciding that many of the paintings had sufficiently transformed the original images and were therefore a permitted use. See Cariou v. Prince.
A short history describing how transformative use became the defining characteristic of fair use, and how, through a string of legal precedents, an idea that began as an academic paper became the law of the land.
The following are notable artists known for their use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them:
Felipe Jesus Consalvos
J. Tobias Anderson
Jake and Dinos Chapman
Nikki S. Lee
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