Prince Orders End To Le Petit Prince Art Project

Prince has ordered the end of an online tribute project called Le Petit Prince. The photo project, launched by Seattle-based artist Troy Gua, features the one-sixth size scale models of the Purple One posing in comical situations.

Gua revealed (via Facebook) that reps for the singer ordered a cease-and-desist notice to him:

"I will, of course, comply with their demands, whether I agree with them as matters of artistic freedom or not. I simply do not wish to fight with my hero, and it is terribly disheartening to think that he may hold ill will towards me and this project."

Though the dolls themselves had not been for sale, Gua reportedly hit a legal snag when he began selling a photo calendar of his images to fund the project.

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