I used this image enter image description here

to make this cutout enter image description here

Would this amount of art transformation fall under fair use for commercial usage?

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    Transformation by itself cannot qualify a use as fair. But I would wonder how much protection S.E.H.R.I. can claim on this image, which is itself a derivative work of a drawing by Pierre Benigni, who died in 1956. Depending on when the drawing was created, it could be in the public domain in the US. Regardless, the work does not seem to exhibit the creativity required for derivative work protection to accrue under US law. – phoog Sep 12 '19 at 5:07

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