Doe Deere is one of the most influential people in the cosmetics industry. Several years ago, Doe launched Lime Crime with one mission, allow women everywhere to live their lives out loud. Since launching, Lime Crime has released many exciting products. Women throughout the world look forward to the launch of Lime Crime’s next lipstick, blush, and eyeliner. Doe Deere enjoys innovating these products, but she also enjoys supporting local artists. Doe feels that the creative community needs to support each other so that everyone can achieve their dreams.
Recently, Doe had a great opportunity to share the work of another local artist. Joshua David McKenney is a dollmaker in Los Angeles. He is close to Doe, so he decided to create a Doe Deere doll. The doll was a perfect match for Doe Deere.
Doe was extremely excited to receive the doll from her friend Joshua. She put on a matching outfit, and immediately posted a picture to Instagram. Her picture was seen by thousands of Doe’s followers. Doe has a great social media presence, and she loves sharing products and images with her followers.
Richard Prince is a 66-year old artist that works out of the Gagosian Gallery. The artist took a screenshot of Doe’s picture and immediately began altering it. He removed any reference to the creator. After altering the picture, Richard Prince began printing the picture. He printed it on 48 x 65-inch paper and took it to a local art auction. Prince sold the print for $90,000 at Frieze Art Fair. Prince made a huge sum and Joshua did not get any of the profit.
Richard Prince probably thought that he would easily get away with his actions, but the internet never forgets. Doe Deere has an army of Instagram followers and several of them noticed that a print had sold. When people discovered that Joshua had received nothing for the print, and also received no credit, the community was outraged. Joshua has a different reaction to the incident.
Dollmakers have struggled for years to receive recognition, and now millions of people are interested in Josh’s work.
While Doe is frustrated that her friend’s work was stolen, she is glad that the incident had a happy ending.
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