lawrenceleemagnuson:

Richard Haley Lever (Australia 1876-1958)Autumn (Marblehead Pool, c. 1925) oil on canvas 25 x 30 in.

lawrenceleemagnuson:

Richard Haley Lever (Australia 1876-1958)
Autumn (Marblehead Pool, c. 1925)
oil on canvas 25 x 30 in.

08/07/14
landscapemode:

Alfred Henry Maurer (1868-1932) Landscape: Provence, ca.1916 oil on paper, mounted on board 21” x 17 1/4”

landscapemode:

Alfred Henry Maurer (1868-1932)
Landscape: Provence, ca.1916
oil on paper, mounted on board
21” x 17 1/4”

08/07/14
fremont f. ellis
[!!!]

fremont f. ellis

[!!!]

08/07/14
fremont f. ellis

fremont f. ellis

08/07/14
fremont f. ellis

fremont f. ellis

08/07/14
fremont f. ellis

fremont f. ellis

08/07/14
taryncowart:

My friend Corbin and I made a publication called Day Job.
Day Job is a collection of works by a group of talented and diverse women about making art and making a living. The result—a 90+ page saddle-stitched beauty—is full of funny and smart and weird and sad work, which we are proud to have helped coax into being. 
Contributors:
Alana Celii, Allison Kerst, Anna Zusman, ARM Studio (Aubrey Stalnaker, Rachael Beresh and Megan Deal), Ashley Neese, Breanne Trammell, Cortney Cassidy, Francesca Chabrier, Haley Ann Robinson, Jen Wick, Jennifer Armbrust, Jenny Tondera, Jordan Renee, Kara Jean, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Kelly Lasserre, Kristina Fong, Liz Kuball, Margaret Jacobsen, Mary Rothlisberger, Megan McGinley, Megan Savoy, Mercy Lomelin, Mikola Accuardi, Na Kim, Nicole Lavelle, Pia Howell, Priscilla Phitsanoukane, Sarah Baugh, Shannon Finnegan, Suzanna Zak, and Tuesday Bassen.
A few copies are for sale if you’d like one:www.day-job.co/buy/the-book.

=]

taryncowart:

My friend Corbin and I made a publication called Day Job.

Day Job is a collection of works by a group of talented and diverse women about making art and making a living. The result—a 90+ page saddle-stitched beauty—is full of funny and smart and weird and sad work, which we are proud to have helped coax into being. 

Contributors:

Alana CeliiAllison Kerst, Anna Zusman, ARM Studio (Aubrey StalnakerRachael Beresh and Megan Deal), Ashley NeeseBreanne TrammellCortney Cassidy, Francesca Chabrier, Haley Ann RobinsonJen WickJennifer ArmbrustJenny TonderaJordan ReneeKara JeanKate Bingaman-BurtKelly LasserreKristina FongLiz KuballMargaret JacobsenMary RothlisbergerMegan McGinleyMegan SavoyMercy LomelinMikola AccuardiNa KimNicole LavellePia HowellPriscilla PhitsanoukaneSarah BaughShannon FinneganSuzanna Zak, and Tuesday Bassen.

A few copies are for sale if you’d like one:
www.day-job.co/buy/the-book.

=]

08/06/14
lawrenceleemagnuson:

Klaus Fußmann (Germany b. 1938)Rapsfeld bei Pommerbylinocut 42 x 55 cm

lawrenceleemagnuson:

Klaus Fußmann (Germany b. 1938)
Rapsfeld bei Pommerby
linocut 42 x 55 cm

08/06/14
tue greenfort @ Johann König
08/06/14
A monkey takes a selfie with British photographer David Slater’s camera. Indonesia, 2011.
Monkey Selfie Lands Photographer in Legal Quagmire
BY OLIVIER LAURENT
Copyright law can be obscure, but nothing could have prepared British photographer David Slater for what would happen after a monkey stole his camera in Indonesia to take a selfie.
The picture, which went viral three years ago, is today at the center of a heated copyright dispute between Slater and Wikipedia, the open-source encyclopedia. (See Quartz’s Zachary Seward: “Who owns this monkey’s selfie?”)
In 2011, nature photographer David Slater was on vacation in Indonesia when a group of monkeys started playing with equipment he had set up. “They were quite mischievous jumping all over my equipment, and it looked like they were already posing for the camera when one hit the button,” he told The Telegraph in 2011. “The sound got his attention and he kept pressing it. He must have taken hundreds of pictures by the time I got my camera back, but not very many were in focus. He obviously hadn’t worked that out yet.”
The image was an instant Internet phenomenon, guaranteeing financial success for the British photographer. That is until editors at Wikipedia deemed the image belonged in the public domain and could be used, at no cost, by anyone online. “This [image] is in the public domain, because as the work of a non-human animal, it has no human author in whom copyright is vested,” said Wikipedia’s group of editors.
With Slater now ready to go to court to assert his copyright, he is likely fighting a losing battle, legal experts say.
“That’s ridiculous,” says intellectual property expert Charles Swan of the London-based Swan Turton law firm of Slater’s claim that he holds a copyright on the photograph. “The legal situation as far as European copyright is concerned is that a photograph has to be the author’s own intellectual creation. If a monkey takes a picture, that can be considered an author’s intellectual creation. The fact that [David Slater] owns the camera has nothing to do with it. To have copyright, you’ve got to create something; it has to be an expression of your personality. That’s not. Obviously, [since the monkey is not a person] there is no copyright in that picture.”
Mary M. Luria, an intellectual property specialist and partner at Davis & Gilbert LLP in New York City, also sides with Wikipedia, noting the need for a “natural person” to exist for copyright to be claimed. In this case, a monkey, or any other animal, isn’t considered a living human being.
“These copyright debates come along regularly,” says Swan, who recalls legal experts debating ownership of Ellen DeGeneres’ popular star-studded selfie. While the daytime talk show host posted the image on her own Twitter account, actor Bradley Cooper pressed the shutter button.
“Any disagreements [over ownership] between Ellen DeGeneres and the photographer would be governed by any agreement they reached about the shoot,” Luria says. In the absence of such an agreement, the person that presses the shutter button would normally be considered the copyright owner of the resulting image.
[this whole article is hilarious. it has such great lines as “In this case, a monkey, or any other animal, isn’t considered a living human being.” i think the picture goes to the monkey and should now be considered public domain. if he set up something for the monkeys THEN the monkey took a selfie, i would consider it the work of Mr. Slater. in the case of the bombastic award show selfie, oddly i side with ED because she thought of the initial idea for the image, making BC just an accessory or plot and not the “owner” of the selfie. i just wrote more than needed to be said about selfies.]

A monkey takes a selfie with British photographer David Slater’s camera. Indonesia, 2011.

Monkey Selfie Lands Photographer in Legal Quagmire

BY OLIVIER LAURENT

Copyright law can be obscure, but nothing could have prepared British photographer David Slater for what would happen after a monkey stole his camera in Indonesia to take a selfie.

The picture, which went viral three years ago, is today at the center of a heated copyright dispute between Slater and Wikipedia, the open-source encyclopedia. (See Quartz’s Zachary Seward: “Who owns this monkey’s selfie?”)

In 2011, nature photographer David Slater was on vacation in Indonesia when a group of monkeys started playing with equipment he had set up. “They were quite mischievous jumping all over my equipment, and it looked like they were already posing for the camera when one hit the button,” he told The Telegraph in 2011. “The sound got his attention and he kept pressing it. He must have taken hundreds of pictures by the time I got my camera back, but not very many were in focus. He obviously hadn’t worked that out yet.”

The image was an instant Internet phenomenon, guaranteeing financial success for the British photographer. That is until editors at Wikipedia deemed the image belonged in the public domain and could be used, at no cost, by anyone online. “This [image] is in the public domain, because as the work of a non-human animal, it has no human author in whom copyright is vested,” said Wikipedia’s group of editors.

With Slater now ready to go to court to assert his copyright, he is likely fighting a losing battle, legal experts say.

“That’s ridiculous,” says intellectual property expert Charles Swan of the London-based Swan Turton law firm of Slater’s claim that he holds a copyright on the photograph. “The legal situation as far as European copyright is concerned is that a photograph has to be the author’s own intellectual creation. If a monkey takes a picture, that can be considered an author’s intellectual creation. The fact that [David Slater] owns the camera has nothing to do with it. To have copyright, you’ve got to create something; it has to be an expression of your personality. That’s not. Obviously, [since the monkey is not a person] there is no copyright in that picture.”

Mary M. Luria, an intellectual property specialist and partner at Davis & Gilbert LLP in New York City, also sides with Wikipedia, noting the need for a “natural person” to exist for copyright to be claimed. In this case, a monkey, or any other animal, isn’t considered a living human being.

“These copyright debates come along regularly,” says Swan, who recalls legal experts debating ownership of Ellen DeGeneres’ popular star-studded selfie. While the daytime talk show host posted the image on her own Twitter account, actor Bradley Cooper pressed the shutter button.

“Any disagreements [over ownership] between Ellen DeGeneres and the photographer would be governed by any agreement they reached about the shoot,” Luria says. In the absence of such an agreement, the person that presses the shutter button would normally be considered the copyright owner of the resulting image.

[this whole article is hilarious. it has such great lines as “In this case, a monkey, or any other animal, isn’t considered a living human being.” i think the picture goes to the monkey and should now be considered public domain. if he set up something for the monkeys THEN the monkey took a selfie, i would consider it the work of Mr. Slater. in the case of the bombastic award show selfie, oddly i side with ED because she thought of the initial idea for the image, making BC just an accessory or plot and not the “owner” of the selfie. i just wrote more than needed to be said about selfies.]

08/06/14