Is it Eric Cahan or Hiroshi Sugimoto?
I purchased a piece of Eric Cahan's work called Amagansett Dunes. The photo is above. He has a sky series from beaches around the globe. All beautiful, colorful and serene. He works out of a shared space in Dumbo where a variety of relatively well known artists work. Super cool space.
Ends up that Hermes contacts Eric about his photos for a series of scarves. Makes sense as he actually has been contacted by more than a handful of retailers before. He sends them a bunch of jpegs, etc. He never hears back from them.
Fast forward he he sees that Hermes launched a series of scarves with supposed work from Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sugimotos work does not look like Erics nor has he really even used color in his work. He actually works out of the same space that Eric does. The photo on the left is a piece of Sugomotos work.
Eric is not going to go after Hermes. He is not even going to do anything because he can't afford the lengthy legal process but I can certainly write about it.