Luc Tuymans guilty!?

The Art Newspaper reported yesterday:


The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans was found guilty of copyright infringement in a legal dispute over a portrait he created in 2011. A civil court in Antwerp ruled on 15 January that Tuymans’s painting A Belgian Politician—a dramatically cropped image of the MP Jean-Marie Dedecker—borrowed too heavily from a photograph taken one year earlier by Katrijn Van Giel, a photojournalist for the Flemish newspaper De Standaard……

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Commentary from todays Guardian by Adrian Searle:

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