Blog / 2012 / Art That’s Worth Copying

March 12, 2012

If you’re interested in questioning the ownership paradigm for creativity, check out this business model for an artist who doesn’t use copyright.

The examples used in this video are Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa with Marcel Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q. and Marco Pece’s La Giaconda, and Grant Wood’s American Gothic with Jim Henson’s version and mine as well, which is shown below. My remix of Wood’s classic painting is from my series about what it means to be an American, Apple Pie.

American Gothic with an Algerian-American daughter and father
Gwenn Seemel
Amazigh Gothic (Algerian-American, Taous and Cherif)
acrylic on panel
35 x 30 inches

May 30, 2018

For more about uncopyrighting your creativity, check out my TEdx talk or this longer video about freeing your art. There’s also my book, You Share Good, which you can purchase or download for free.

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