News Recap: February 20, 2015

Weekly recap of art-world news

©US Postal Service

©US Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service Gets Served
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court upheld an earlier decision that the United States Postal Service must pay installation artist Frank Gaylord $540,000 for the reproduction of his artwork on a postage stamp. The stamp features a photograph of Gaylord’s Korean War Veterans Memorial installation of life-size soldiers. Though Gaylord was never consulted about the use of his artwork, the photographer of the installation received one-time fee.
Read the full story (Art Net News)

Unseen Photographs of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for Sale on eBay
Tour manager for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Bob Bonis made nearly 3,500 photographs of the two bands on tour through 1965. In 2008, 16 years after his death, Bonis’ son discovered, exhibitibeted and published a book of the trove. Now, limited editions between 50 and 250 will be sold on eBay for between $175 and $625.
Read the full story (The Observer)

Another Appropriation Lawsuit Against Richard Prince
Known for appropriating images, Richard Prince’s October exhibition at Gagosian incorporated photographs pulled from Instagram. Photographer Donald Graham has sent cease and desist letters to both the artist and the gallery for unauthorized reproduction of his Instagram photograph.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)

ICP Chief Curator Brian Wallis Steps Down
Brian Wallis, International Center of Photography’s deputy director of exhibitions and chief curator will step down at the end of February. Since joining the institution in1999 Wallis has executed a curatorial program focused on the history and contemporary perspectives of documentary photograph and photojournalism.
Read the full story (ARTnews)