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Naruto

Naruto, the celebes crested macaque, stole a camera from photographer David Slater and took hundreds of pictures, some of them great shots. Slater claimed the copyright, but some think Naruto should own the copyright. So there were lawsuits, settling in Slater paying 25% of his profits to an animal rights.

So is this painting plagiarism? After painting from a news photograph, Belgian painter Luc Tuymans was convicted for plagiarism...


Oil and glass eyes on linen, 10 x 12 inches (24 x 30 cm), 2017