So lets say I wanted to go on google and pull an image of Marilyn Monroe's face and then alter it in Photoshop. The image taken from google originally was a detailed black and white shot but after my editing, it now has the appearance of a stamp, consisting of the main silloutted features of a human face, all in one color.
The image is intented to go on a black shirt while having the while silloetted features of her face on the front. The image quality has become vague enough to pass off simply as an attractive woman, but the fact that it is on a shirt and in a photogenic pose implies an iconic status, to where we fill in the gaps and jump to the association of Marilyn Monroe.
I am curious about the line where it violates copyright protection and how Andy Warhol got away with it. Thanks