The ‘Art’ of the Copycat

Summary: It has been echoed throughout modern society that “imitation is the highest form of flattery.”

But does that ring true when someone, let’s say another agency or brand, copies (or imitates) your work?

On the radio show On Point earlier this week, there was a man on the show who made his living creating forgeries of famous painters and selling them for top dollar at auction houses. People, of course, called in with holier-than-thou comments, calling him a bad guy and wishing that the statute of limitations was a little bit longer so he could be “brought to justice.” One naive gentleman even called to request the forger offer up his small fortune as restitution.