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Corbis Named Exclusive Licensor of Warhol Digital Content

Corbis and Andy Warhol Foundation enter content distribution partnership (September 29, 2004)

Corbis announced today an exclusive partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Under the terms of this partnership Corbis will become the exclusive licensor of digital Warhol artwork on a global basis.

When Andy Warhol died he left a vast inventory of works of art and personal possessions. His will dictated that his entire estate would contribute to creating a foundation dedicated to the advancement of the visual arts. As a result, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was established in 1987. It fulfills Andy Warhols vision by giving financial grants to arts organizations with funds raised from the licensed use and sale of Warhols work.

?When the foundation sought a suitable partner to facilitate the licensing and use of Warhol artwork, Corbis was a natural fit, said Martin Cribbs, director of licensing for the Andy Warhol Foundation. ?Corbis has the most experienced and capable rights clearance team in the industry. In addition to enabling its advertising and editorial clients to license Warhols imagery, Corbis can also clear rights for commercial use of Warhol work in a matter of hours. This was the key reason that we chose to collaborate with Corbis.

?Warhol is uniquely powerful in both commercial and artistic uses, bringing instant recognition and attributes like originality, irony, and cutting-edge hip to major brands and messages worldwide, said Gary Shenk, Corbis vice-president, rights services. ?We look forward to sharing the genius, ingenuity and vision of Warhol and his work with creative professionals around the globe.

More than 500 images of Warhol artwork are available for licensing at Additional images will be digitized upon request from clients.

About Corbis
Corbis licenses images that enable publishers, advertising and design agencies, filmmakers, and other creative professionals to tell their stories with impact that goes beyond words. Our contemporary and archival photography, fine art, illustrations and footage are seen around the world every day?differentiating brands, selling products, supporting news stories, and entertaining audiences.

Corbis images can be found and licensed at And client advisory services are available around the clock?including subject matter and conceptual research, rights management and clearances, and production expertise.

Corbis is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Paris, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo.


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