On March 28, 2022, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith. Andy Warhol created sixteen silkscreen works of art based on Lynn Goldsmith’s photograph of Prince Rogers Nelson, who, at the time Goldsmith took the photograph, was an aspiring musician known as Prince. In 2016, Goldsmith discovered Warhol’s work, which was clearly based on her photograph of the now-famous musician. The lawsuit between the Andy Warhol Foundation and Goldsmith ensued.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 11,2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Chamberlin, Lauren, "Andy Warhol: Fair Use or Copyright Infringement? The Supreme Court Will Decide" (2022). AELJ Blog. 319.