Imitate This: Gwenn Seemel on Art and Theft in the Digital Age

Gwenn Seemel believes real art is inimitable, even when appropriation is just a screen grab away.

Whenever an artist puts his or her work online, s/he risks having it appropriated by someone else. In the following short video, the artist Gwenn Seemel offers her take on art and theft in the digital age.


"Art = idea + technique + person," she writes. "And the 'person' part of this equation makes real art inimitable."