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A few days ago, the Supreme Court tried to answer a question that has long bedeviled the world of art: When is borrowing from an earlier artist an act of inspiration, and when is it theft?
Adam Liptak, who covers the court for The Times, explains a case that could change how art is made.
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The Supreme Court justices considered whether the artist Andy Warhol was free to use elements of a rock photographer’s portrait of the musician Prince.
The case could change the future of Western art — and, in a sense, its history, too.
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Adam Liptak contributed reporting.
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