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Bourdin vs. Madonna

Madonna, known for her unprecedented fight against copyright infringement, (remember "what the fuck do you think you are doing?" ), is now being sued for the same.

Samuel Bourdin, son of the famous French fashion photographer, sued Madonna for copying his late father’s images in a set of videos for her song "Hollywood." The lawsuit accuses Madonna of copyright infringement for her imitation of poses and images in at least 11 Guy Bourdin’s works from fashion shoots in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) is recognized as one of the most influential fashion photographers who created the most challenging and seductive images of the last century. His surreal and erotic imagery filled pages of Vague Paris throughout the 1970’s.

Here is the comparison of Madonna’s video Hollywood and Guy Bourdin’s photographs.

Also, look at Guy Bourdin’s books published under the guidance of Bourdin’s son, Samuel Bourdin.

By danijela on Oct 6, 2003 in