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Charles Lutz

Guest Speaker, Artist, New York

Charles Lutz was part of the New York Speakers Series panel, To Catch a Thief? The Future of Fair Use and Appropriation Art, on November 2, 2016.

Charles Lutz (born 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a contemporary conceptual artist. Lutz received his BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Lutz's work explores ideas of value, originality and authenticity.

The artist's 2007 Warhol Denied Series gained international attention for calling into question the importance of originality or lack-there-of in a work of art. The authentication/denial process of The Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board was used to create value by the submission of recreations of Warhol's work for judgment to the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board, with the full intention for the works to be formally marked "DENIED".

Lutz has been exhibited and done major projects with The New Museum, New York, NY, The Armory Show, New York, NY, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Artipelag Museum, Stockholm Sweden amongst others. Lutz lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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