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As virtually any clown can attest, no one owns the idea of making a balloon dog, and the shape created by twisting a balloon into a dog-like form is part of the public domain.

A choice burn from San Francisco art gallery Park Life, defending themselves against a lawsuit from noted artist Jeff Koons. To summarize, Koons wants Park Life to stop selling a balloon dog bookend that he claims resembles one of his own balloon dog sculptures.┬áPark Life’s counterpoint: Even a clown could tell the difference between plagiarism and public domain. Mee-yow!

We’ve covered Koons before, but art rivalries trump all.

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