January 7, 2011
Jeff Koons has sent cease and desist letters to Park Life, a gallery in San Francisco, for selling dog balloon-shaped bookends.
Does the appropriation artist have the exclusive right to sell things in the shape of balloon animals? Read the article at ArtInfo.
See a comparison of one of Koons’ Balloon Dog (1994-2000) sculptures and one of the possibly infringing bookends at Techdirt