Several weeks ago, artist Richard Prince displayed and sold his newest collection, “New Portraits,” at the Frieze Art Fair in New York. The collection was filled with giant, 6-foot-tall screenshots of Instagram pictures taken by complete strangers—some famous and some not—people whom he had never met nor sought permission from. By the end of the night, only one portrait remained. The rest had sold for around $90,000 each.
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In addition to Thriving Attorney, Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also co-founded Project K, a charity devoted to changing the world one random act of kindness at a time. Click to read more about Darin Klemchuk's practice as an intellectual property lawyer.