Art Studio Sues Fake ‘LOVE’ Copyright Claim

By Jasmin Jackson (February 28, 2022, 4:52 PM EST) — The publisher behind late artist Robert Indiana’s “HOPE” image says a rival owes him $10 million for denting popularity and ratings. sales of the work with an alleged misrepresentation of copyright over Indiana’s iconic “LOVE” image.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York, American Image Art and its founder Michael McKenzie said on Sunday that competing art publisher Artists Rights Society Inc. had fraudulently asserted the copyright to the print “LOVE from Indiana – which features the letters “LO” stacked above “VE” – and wrongfully collected millions of dollars in licensing fees.

American Image has argued that Indiana’s “LOVE” image is not copyrighted to…

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