Friday, March 11, 2011

Run DMC picture gets Mr Brainwash in trouble

Mr Brainwash - Thierry Guetta - has been the lucky recipient of a lawsuit from Glen Friedman.

The LA Times reports:

He is accusing Guetta of improperly using [a] photograph of [Run DMC] in various works of art, some of which were featured in his 2008 exhibition titled "Life is Beautiful," which took place at an art space in L.A. In addition, the photographer alleges that Guetta profited from the artworks and that the image was distributed in acts of "widespread self-promotion" that involved posters and other advertising activity.
Mind you, Friedman doesn't actually own the faces of Run DMC, so it's not like he created everything in the photo in the first place.