Andy Warhol and the Art of Judging Art

Andy Warhol and the Art of Judging Art (WNYC Studios)

About this episode

The law protects creators' original work against copycats, but it also leaves the door open for some kinds of copying. When a photographer sues the Andy Warhol Foundation for using her work without permission, the justices struggle not to play art critics as they decide the case. More Perfect explores how this star-studded case offers a look at how this Court actually makes decisions.

Voices in the episode include:

• David Hobbs — known as Mr. Mixx, co-founder of the hip-hop group 2 Live Crew

• Jerry Saltz — senior art critic and columnist for New York magazine

• Pierre Leval — judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

• Jeannie Suk Gersen — More Perfect legal advisor, Harvard Law professor, New Yorker writer

• Lynn Goldsmith — photographer

• Andy Warhol — as himself

Learn more:

• 1994: Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.

• 2023: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith

• "Toward A Fair Use Standard" by Pierre Leval

• The Andy Warhol Foundation


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