“After Prince” and “After Cariou” are two twin websites displaying a collection of animated gifs based, respectively, on the work of American Artist Richard Prince and French photographer Patrick Cariou.
In December 2008, Patrick Cariou filed suit for copyright infringement against Prince, Larry Gagosian, Gagosian Gallery, and Rizzoli books after a number of photographs from Cariou’s publication Yes, Rasta (2000) were reappropriated without consent in Prince’s Canal Zone series. In March, 2011, Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts ruled against Richard Prince and the Gagosian Gallery, demanding that all works and materials relating to Prince’s Canal Zone be delivered up for impounding, destruction, or other disposition.
“After Prince” and “After Cariou” are projects of the students of the “Net Art” class at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. Anybody can contribute. The projects have an educational value, with a focus on collage, appropriation and remix as grounding languages of contemporary art, collaborative platforms, open cultures and animated gif as a native online language.