El Copyright Del Mundo Invisible

Maroual writes in with the following question:

Could the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation send a C&D letter?

… and refers to this post he made on the Zäppî forums:

The Zappa Wazoo liner notes mention “Cover Art ‘Mundo Invisible’ (oil on canvas, 60″ x 72″) by Christopher Mark Brennan, 2003″ which itself is a derivative work of the excellent Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire (oil on canvas, 46.5″ x 65.5″) by Salvador Dalí, 1940.
Actually I was curious to know whether any permission was needed and/or requested to the Dalí Family Trust (la Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí) prior painting and then publishing. This painting should not fall in the public domain before 2010 thanks to the copyright extensions, right?
Does this constitute a copyright infrigement? Does this respect the original intent of the painter?

Heh heh!

3 Responses to “El Copyright Del Mundo Invisible”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    Are you wearing your black beret today, Barry?

  2. not Ben Watson says:

    http://www.killuglyradio.com/hot-poop/2007/12/29/skip#comment-17057 I’ll sue!
    (Right after Ben Watson sues me for this ridiculous username.)

  3. Balint says:

    One more thing we were talking about with Urbangrafitto: the guy who made the graphic for the CD itself is not indicated (the B&W drawing). Anyway, I LIKE that picture!