Gallery Lecture: The Art of Appropriation
with Deborah Winiarski

Installation view of Richard Prince, New Portraits at Gagosian Gallery. Photo: Paddy Johnson.

Appropriation – the ‘borrowing’ of pre-existing objects or images – has played a significant role in the history of art. In this age of the Internet, the sharing and appropriation of images has become even more pervasive. This lecture will explore the history of appropriation in art and the sometimes very fine lines between appropriation, plagiarism, influence and inspiration. Differences between derivative vs. transformative work and the impacts on artist copyright will also be discussed.

Deborah Winiarski teaches mixed media classes at the Art Students League of New York and has been teaching encaustic workshops here since 2009. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues in New York City and across the United States. Her work is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, NY; Elizabeth Clement Fine Art, Boston, MA; and Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC. For more information about the artist, please visit:

Free and open to the public

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