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Artist Cashes In On Screenshots of Other People's Instagram Pics

By Gwynne Hogan | May 22, 2015 1:51pm

An artist at the massive Frieze Art Fair last week raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars for blown-up screenshots of other people's Instagram pictures, according to DIY Photography and gallery workers.

Richard Prince's collection "New Portraits," which was presented at Frieze by Gagosian Gallery, earned him a huge payout — as well as vitriol across social media platforms.

One woman, whose portrait was part of the collection, said Prince had sold her screenshot for $90,000. The works, which a gallery spokesman said had all sold out, were going for nearly $100,000.

In a tweet, Prince dismissed the criticism.