Does Cecily Brown Have a Copycat?

July 28, 2015 – Media Mention

Barry Werbin was quoted in Blouin ARTINFO regarding copyright issues in art and claims by painter Cecily Brown that another artist was imitating her style. Werbin explained how legally speaking, an artist cannot infringe on style, pointing to the Impressionists. "Today, could they all sue each other for copyright infringement, under the law? No, they are not plagiarizing each other," Werbin said. "If there is a woman with a parasol here, but there are different depictions, the shapes are different, the perspective is different, that isn't copying. Am I using the same concepts and style? Yes. Is that infringing? No."