Stolen Screen Shot Stuns Lime Crime Makeup Founder and NYC Doll Maker

 

People are very proud and protective of their Instagram photos and fans and sometimes feel very personal about their work.

It sounds incredulous, but the details are true, and it all happened to Doe Deere and her talented New York City doll maker and friend Joshua David McKenney.

The Lime Crime makeup founder and CEO and her Pidgin custom made doll maker could no longer stand silent. They want the world to know that artist Richard Prince defiled them as true artists by stealing work that was never his.

The screen shot in question depicts Doe Deere in bright blue hair and Lime Crime makeup holding a mini look-a-like doll made by McKenney. His work is famous and adored by Taylor Swift, Mariah and Dita Von Teese.

It sounds crazy, but artists like Richard Prince are allowed to steal screen shots and by-pass copyright laws by writing their own text around the photos. In this case, the screen shot turned into a 48 by 65-inch print of Doe Deere and the 23-inch matching Doe Deere doll.

Prince removed the Doe Deere Instagram caption and added a comment beneath the existing Instagram comments, stating “No Cure, No Pay…” and inserted an emoji. Now, it was HIS piece of art.

Doe Deere has become a social media darling since the rise of her Lime Crime makeup company. It’s a brand that features a bright, over the rainbow color spectrum, offering customers odd shades like Cement, Squash, Blue, Yellow and Green lipsticks.

Doe Deere enjoys a 300,000-plus Instagram following, and her striking, colorful photos receive a lot of attention. Apparently, Prince really liked that screen shot, never sought permission from her or the doll maker about using it, and created a piece of “lazy” art.

Doe Deere and Joshua David McKenney have been forced into the spotlight, but at no fault of their own. As both artists themselves, they believe what Richard Prince has done to them is nasty and not what artists do to other artists. She says she will not go after him and has no idea who bought the artwork for $90,000 but wants to make it clear that she never gave Prince permission to use her Instagram screen shot.

The Pidgin doll maker is upset that another artist would render his work silent by removing his name from his own masterpiece dolls. His beautiful Pidgin fashion dolls come with hand-painted faces and handmade clothes, and each doll takes three to four weeks to make.

To know more about Doe Deere, visit www.doedeere.com.

 

Sam Tabar: Making Things Happen

Sam Tabar is an attorney and a business person. He wasn’t in the legal field long before he started making a name for himself. His talent as a capital strategist in conjunction with a strong work ethic meant that he quickly stood out among his peers as one of the best. Sam’s goal is to ensure his clients are always satisfied with his services. A look at Sam’s career and you can see plenty of evidence of his client’s satisfaction.

Sam Tabar started with Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP. It was at this firm that he first distinguished himself as someone exceptional. Not long after beginning his work, he was made Associate and given more responsibility. The departments of capital strategy and business development would provide the necessary experience and know how he would leverage for future success.

Another organization Sam Tabar worked for early in his career was the SPARX Group. Here he further made a name for himself in the capacities of Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development.

From the SPARX Group, Sam then joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His hard work and skill set was a perfect match for the company. There he held the position of Director and Head of Capital Strategy of the Asia-Pacific Region.
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP was his next stop where he continued his experience in the legal field. There he was made Senior Associate and worked on compliance issues and hedge funds.

In all his work, Sam Tabar never forgot what led to his success. His commitment to excellence and the satisfaction of his clients has made possible all his outstanding professional accomplishments.

Not only does he have a successful career to show for his hard work, but Sam is also passionate about photography.  Follow him on Twitter @samirtabar.

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