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In the winter of 2008, Richard Prince had a major exhibition of new and controversial paintings at Gagosian Gallery in New York titled Canal Zone. For the exhibition, Prince, an early member of the appropriationist art group known as The Pictures Generation, presented a body of artworks that incorporated reproductions of published photographs protected by the United States Copyright Act of 1976 The original published photographs were taken by the artist Patrick Cariou for his book, Yes Rasta, which consisted of a series of portraits of Rastafarians in Jamaica.



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