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Van Gogh violation?

Van Gogh with hat

We found this painting on a web site and were very disappointed — has the internet still not learned that you just can’t mess with copyright law? Apparently not!

This derivative work steps on the intellectual property of two parties — Vincent Van Gogh and The Walt Disney Company. The re-use of Van Gogh’s work isn’t problematic — he’s old, dead, and not a Disney character, and his work has been neither licensed nor purchased by Disney — but the misuse of  congenitally disfigured iconic Mickey Mouse hat certainly is.

We need to nip this type of massively disallowable artistic mashup in the bud. If we don’t, what will come next? Starry Night over Sleeping Beauty Castle? Endless funky-looking Walt Disney self portraits? The horror!

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  1. The Artist
    November 11th, 2012 at 16:58 | #1

    Thie was done for “The Art Of Mickey Mouse” and when you look it up you will see who has the copyright. Next time before reacting, do your research.

  2. Patrick
    November 25th, 2013 at 06:40 | #2

    I love this painting. I first saw it on display in Disney Village. Most everyone I pointed it out to did not realize the comical genious reference. Disney can laugh at itself.

  3. Heidi
    March 3rd, 2014 at 08:31 | #3

    You are a complete idiot!! This is displayed AT DISNEY!!! RESEARCH PEOPLE!!! RESEARCH!!!!!!!

  4. Bob Buccella
    February 10th, 2015 at 17:54 | #4

    I own the copyright 1987, do your homework

  5. Liar
    February 11th, 2015 at 10:20 | #5

    Sorry — we don’t do research. We just post mindlessly and ignorantly, happily making fools of ourselves on most occasions.

  6. sarah
    May 26th, 2015 at 15:53 | #6

    This was done by the artist Nelson De La Nuez. I have a limited edition print of it. He was all over the LA Times.

  7. Jade Plum
    May 30th, 2015 at 10:16 | #7

    Bob Buccella, I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this pic. It is so unique. You are a genius! I want one!!!!!

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