Supreme Court Rules Against Andy Warhol Foundation in Prince Image Case

On Thursday, May 18, 2023, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark ruling in a copyright dispute between the Andy Warhol Foundation and rock-and-roll photographer Lynn Goldsmith. The case involved a series of silkscreen images that Warhol created based on a 1981 photo of Prince that Goldsmith took for Newsweek magazine. The court ruled 7-2 that Warhol infringed on Goldsmith’s copyright when he used her photo as the source material for his artworks.