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her financial troubles. Check out Gawker. I really like her work and I sympathize with her plight, but it was gross irresponsibility that got her into the mess that she's in -- owing $24 million to what amounts to a high-end pawn shop. She could very well lose control of the entire catalog of her work. That would mean her images could be sold by the new owner for just about anything, the way I read it. How would you like to be Yoko Ono facing the prospect that Lebowitz's iconic image of you and John Lennon might wind up in a mattress ad? Lebowitz not only screwed herself, she potentially screwed the subjects of her photographs who could have never reasonably imagined that control of the pictures L was taking might one day be in jeopardy.
Celebrities like Lebowitz and Ed McMahon who sqander millions do not set a good example for the rest of us. Part of a larger problem, I would say.
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