As we’ve all seen, Google likes to play around with their logo every once in a while. They usually don’t alter the logo unless it’s a special event. But, recently, they made a “painted” logo in the style of Joan Miro, a Spanish surrealist artist. In making the logo, Google claimed they were honoring his work and his contributions to humanity.

The artist’s family, however, didn’t see it that way. The Artist’s Rights Society, which represents the Miro family, asked Google to take down the logo yesterday morning.

“‘There are underlying copyrights to the works of Miro, and they are putting it up without having the rights,’ said Theodore Feder, president of Artists Rights Society.”

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