Five Works Artists Should Never Ever Copycat

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Hrag Vartanian
In the studio working on an exact replica of a famed abstract painting?

Stop.

Thinking about displaying a readymade for irony's sake?

Don't.

It's fine to quote your favorite creative types -- it's basically impossible not to -- but to paint, mold or shoot something that's an exact copy and slap your name on it?

Quit.

A word to the wise: If you're going to duplicate an art piece, make sure it's your own stuff and not these five pieces that should never ever be copycatted.

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5. Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya
Art Attack, while taking in this weekend's Ponce Crush art event in Atlanta, came across Saturn Devouring His Son (circa 1819-1823), the most disturbingly awesome work that Spaniard Francisco Goya originally painted on an interior wall of his home. Except it wasn't Goya at all, but rather an amateur artist's not-that-great take of the thing, including the exact same title. Gross.

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