Thursday, May 25, 2006

"A slap in the face, an act of misguided love"

That's what Jerry Saltz calls Triple Candie gallery's just concluded exhibition of "re-created" Cady Nolands -- re-created, that is, without her permission. He says "if I were Cady Noland I'd think about getting a lawyer to get medieval on Triple Candie." Given what it costs to get a lawyer to get medieval (or even Early Modern) on people, however, and the likelihood that a lawsuit, and its attendant publicity, is exactly what the gallery is looking for, this may have been a case where discretion was indeed the better part of valor. But there's no question that Triple Candie's actions here amounted to a blatant violation of Noland's copyrights.