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Mona — Modern Eden Gallery, July 20 - August 9, 2013

Past postings to I Support FAIR USE have featured a couple of Mona Lisa inspired paintings (by Mark Bryan and Marcel Duchamp, respectively). And while Da Vinci’s original image of Mona Lisa is not protected by copyright law, work inspired by Leonardo’s painting is. With that in mind, today we bring you…

An entire exhibition devoted to Mona Lisa reboots!

On display now through August 9th in San Francisco at Modern Eden you’ll find two dozen Monas patiently gazing down from the walls. There are Frida Monas, clown Monas, a Conehead Mona and so much more! None, in any way shape or form test the murky waters of Fair Use, but I though I’d share nonetheless.

Buona visione!

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