/ 3 June 2004

Lawrence Lessig points off to a fascinating exhibition of artwork using Donald Duck as its motif, that is currently installed in a museum in Germany. Lessig’s side comment is “chill, lawyers” for the obvious reason that the exhibit is using a copyrighted image as its jumping off point. But I’m even more fascinated by the number of artworks in the collection that insert Donald into other very famous artworks (like the Mona Lisa or religious paintings such as the Last Supper). It’s really a wonderful set of images mixed one into the other, and makes for some powerful reflection.