Greenfield Products Pty Ltd v. Rover-Scott Bonnar Ltd
The Australiancopyright case of Greenfield Products Pty Ltd v. Rover-Scott Bonnar Ltd (1990) 17 IPR 417 is authority for the proposition that a thing not intended to be a sculpture is not a sculpture. This seems contrary to some famous examples of sculpture, including Marcel Duchamp's 1917 sculpture consisting of a porcelain urinal lying on its back, entitled "Fountain", and Carl Andre's sculpture "Equivalent III" exhibited in the Tate Gallery in 1978, consisting of bricks stacked in a rectangle.
Traditional sculpting materials are:
Nude sculptures are more common and accepted than public nudity of real people.
Mexico City statue commemorating the foundation of TenochtitlŠn
"After painting comes Sculpture, a very noble art, but one that does not in the execution require the same supreme ingenuity as the art of painting, since in two most important and difficult particulars, in foreshortening and in light and shade, for which the painter has to invent a process, sculpture is helped by nature.
Baroque goldsmith and sculptor, in a letter to Benedotto Varchi, January 28, 1547.
"Sculptures are drawings you fall over in the dark." Al Hirschfeld (1904-2003), American caricaturist.
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