Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Koons on the Attack!
I got word over the holidays that Park Life
gallery (San Francisco) received a cease and desist letter
from Jeff Koons' lawyers calling for an "immediate cessation" of the reproduction, advertising, distribution, and sale of its own Balloon Dog Bookend.
Whoa, there, Koons--isn't this what you're all about? Does Koons own the image of a Balloon Dog? Afterall, his famous sculptures are usually larger-than-life-sized, and are of course also identifiable by their mirrored surface. Since this bookend has neither of those qualities, is the issue simply the balloon dog itself? Are you also going after the following balloon dog lovers??
How to Make a Balloon Dog
Balloon Dog Birthday Card
Anthropologie window display
(scroll to the right)
Balloon Dog necklace
Crocheted balloon dog
Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the matter.