MATERIAL: metal: bronze
DIMENSIONS: overall: 72 in x 64 in x 55 in
CREDIT: Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier
© 2004, The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., photo: Ken Ek
'Copyright Violation!!' depicts a portrait of the artist Claude Monet (1840-1926) as he paints the sculpture by Johnson entitled 'If It Were Time', which is in turn based on Monet’s painting entitled 'Terrace at Sainte-Adresse'. When an edition of 'If It Were Time' was on view at the Corcoran Gallery of Art during Johnson’s exhibition, 'Beyond the Frame' (September 2003 - January 2004) it included this portrait of the French artist “violating” Johnson’s copyright. Through this installation the viewer is playfully confronted by the question of what constitutes an original work of art.