using quotations in art

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Original Post

Just thought I'd get some feedback about using quotes in artwork. From what I've garnered from the net...can be uncertain territory. And may be different in the U.S. (than in Canada, where I am).
I've always loved bringing words and images together, but in a commercial sense I don't want go down that road if problematic.
Does it matter if words of a living or dead person? Fictional or not? (If I did use a quotation, I would cite it as part of the work, but is that enough).

Thanks in advance :)

Posted at 2:18pm Jan 17, 2010 EST

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marking

Posted at 3:14pm Jan 17, 2010 EST

marking also

Posted at 3:50pm Jan 17, 2010 EST

Any lawyers out there who can help with this?

Posted at 2:14pm Jan 18, 2010 EST