News Recap: June 9, 2017

A weekly recap of art world news

© Estate of Marie Cosindas, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY

© Estate of Marie Cosindas, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY

Popular ‘Fast Fashion’ Retailers in Legal Dispute Over Tupac Photos
Photographer Danny Clinch is taking legal action against Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters over a copyright infringement. Both retailers, and those involved in the production of garments featuring Clinch’s photographs of Tupac Shakur, are in violation of the music photographer’s ownership and right to license his photographs of Tupac. It has been stated that the photographs were falsely licensed to the retailers through Bioworld, a design and sales company that just closed a case against them by photographer Dana Lixenberg for licensing her photographs of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac last month. Upon request for comment, Clinch said, “after many attempts to resolve this we could not come to an amicable resolution and needed to turn to the courts.”
Read the article (Artsy)

Executive Director of Creative Time, Katie Hollander, to Step Down
Katie Hollander is departing the NYC-based non-profit after just 18 months in her current position as Executive Director. When Hollander officially leaves Creative Time in July after almost 10 years, she will be replaced with Creative Time Director Alyssa Nitchun.
Read the full article (ArtNet)

Kodak Launches Magazine
Kodak’s new magazine, Kodachrome, is a journal for “art, film, and analog culture” lovers, featuring all forms of creation inspired by “creation, craft, and inspiration.” Issue 01 contains content from Chloë Sevigny, Isaac Julien, a feature titled “Print is Dead is Dead: why independent magazine culture is booming”, and more. Kodachrome Issue 01 is currently available for back order.
Read the full article (PetaPixel)

Marie Cosindas has Died at the Age of 93
Marie Cosindas passed away on May 25, 2017. The Greek-American photographer began her career in the 1960’s as a pioneer of color photography, developing a painterly photographic style after years of experimentation with color film. Cosindas’ work has been featured in numerous solo museum shows and is represented today in multiple public collections.
Read the full article (Art Forum)