Richard Prince selected other people's Instagram photos, printed them in large format, and put them on display in a gallery. They are selling for about $100,000 each.
Figured I might as well post this since everyone is texting me. Yes, my portrait is currently displayed at the Frieze Gallery in NYC. Yes, it's just a screenshot (not a painting). No, I did not give my permission and yes, the controversial artist Richard Prince put it up anyway. It's already sold ($90K I've been told) during the VIP preview. No, I'm not gonna go after him. And nope, I have no idea who ended up with it! #lifeisstrange #modernart #wannabuyaninstagrampicture
DIY Photography notes that Prince has been "rephotographing" since the 1970s, and if anyone does go after him, it won't be his first time in court. In the past, however, he's won, since his work (including these Instagrams) falls under fair use.