Court bans faroese artist duo to cut the work of art, which they have bought, and make it on to the watches.
the Artist Tal R has in Monday of the Maritime and Commercial court had placed a temporary ban on the artists Letho can cut in the work "Paris Chic" and use it to clock faces.
there is a Number R, which has painted the picture, but the two faroese Dann Thorleifsson and Arne Leivsgaard, which constitute Letho, purchased it of him for 600,000 crowns.
Their idea was to cut the painting into small pieces and use the pieces to discs in the clocks, which then need to be sold for 10,000 crowns apiece. But it is a violation of Tal R's copyright, he believes.
in Order to prevent that the painting was destroyed before ophavsretsspørgsmålet were clarified, have Number R asked the court to impose a temporary ban on the to turn the work to the watches.
last week, the parties presented their views in the Maritime and Commercial court, and after having thought over the case is judge Mads Bundgaard Larsen reached for that which should be abolished a ban.
Kunstnerduen Jojobet " prohibited cutting individual, cut, or otherwise change the painting "Paris Chic" to use for the manufacture, marketing and supply of watches in Denmark", states the warrant.
Technically, the prohibition is directed against urfirmaet Daresay Denmark, but here is part two of faroese in the ownership group.
Tal R is one of the country's most renowned artists, and he also enjoys reputation abroad. He told after hearing in the past week, that it is færingernes idea of making money from his work that bothers him.
- It is too bad that you cut a painting up for profit, said he to the DR after Thursday's hearing.
- I see it as someone who is trying to make money and get attention by making a product out of my art, and it makes me honestly sad.
Thorleifsson and Leivsgaard has told me that their plan is to make 300-400 watches and sell them for 10,000 dollars per piece, which would result in a turnover of three to four million dollars.
But the goal for them is artistic, not financial. It has in the past said to Berlingske.
It is a modification. Not a plagiarism, and not a copy. It is an original that is worked on to create something new. It is the telling of stories, we are working with, have Dann Thorleifsson said to Berlingske.
the Maritime and commercial court's ban is only temporary. It should be made permanent, then the Numbers R within two weeks bring a proper trial. On the other hand, the artists the opportunity to appeal against the measure on the ban to the high court.
- we Now await whether there will be brought a case on the ban. We have not yet taken a position on whether the order should be appealed to the high court, says lawyer Heidi Højmark Mets, who represent the artists.
Tal R has caused his lawyers, Anders Valentin and Jørgen Permin, send a written statement after Monday's decision.
- Tal R and we are very satisfied with the Maritime and commercial court's very clear ruling, which provides us with favour on all points. We hope that it puts an end to this case, and that means that the Numbers R and his kunstnerkolleger can avoid similar cases in the future, says the statement.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 12:00