The above link provides a good explanation and examples of appropriation. Appropriation in art has been a hotly debated issue of late. What is valid and ethical when it comes to appropriation? How much must the artist alter the original to make it his or her own? Does the original become another’s art just by the claims of the new artist? How about photo references? Should the artist cite the photo as a reference or is it not necessary to mention that the work was done from a photo. How does photo reference compare to direct observation. Should the photo that is used for reference be one that was taken by the artist?
Comment on your ideas and opinions in relation to appropriation.
Below are two images, please discuss these images through the lens of appropriation as discussed above and how appropriation is used in different ways.