Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"A Profound Work of Appropriation"


"Appropriation artist" Richard Prince has come up with a new way of grabbing attention.  He's commissioned (artists at his level don't actually "make" things) an exact recreation of The Catcher in the Rye with his name on the cover, credits, etc., instead of J.D. Salinger's.  Copies of which he's been selling for a hefty markup.

Prince couldn't have picked a better way to be found guilty in a court of law, or a more litigious estate to pull this on.

You can read an admiring account of his exploit here.

And speaking of Annapolis . . .

David Joyner has posted a 25-minute edited excerpt of The Craft of Writing Workshop - Science Fiction: Past and Future, the panel which Chuck Gannon, Catherine Asaro, and I held at the Annapolis Book Festival last Saturday.

You can see the video here.



Anonymous said...

It's tough to pick an adjective here. I'll leave it to Daffy Duck.

Michael Swanwick said...

I believe the situation has left him sputtering and speechless.