Phil Thompson’s Copyrights actually draws on Google’s more official interaction with the art world:The Google Art Project, which documents various museums so they can be explored from afar via a ... more 
Phil Thompson’s Copyrights actually draws on Google’s more official interaction with the art world:The Google Art Project, which documents various museums so they can be explored from afar via a Street View-like interface. But evidently there are “copyright issues” around certain images in certain museums. Thompson seeks those out and captures them with screenshots — then he has the pixelated abstraction copied in the form of an oil painting (by companies that offer this service in China; who knew?). Thus a blocked digital image is converted back into a physical art work. less 
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Yahoo News | Photo By Phil Thompson
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 1:00 PM EDT