Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M after works destroyed

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Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7M after works destroyed

Postby oneh2obabe » Feb 13th, 2018, 6:04 am

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge awarded $6.7 million Monday to graffiti artists who sued after dozens of spray paintings were destroyed on the walls of dilapidated warehouse buildings torn down to make room for high-rise luxury residences.

U.S. District Judge Frederic Block in Brooklyn said 45 of the 49 paintings were recognized works of art "wrongfully and willfully destroyed" by a remorseless landlord.

Twenty-one aerosol artists had sued the owner of a Long Island City, Queens, site known as 5Pointz under the Visual Rights Act, a 1990 federal law that protects artists' rights even if someone else owns the physical artwork. Their graffiti was painted over in 2013, and the buildings were torn down a year later.

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Postby Jflem1983 » Feb 13th, 2018, 7:55 am

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