Federal Appeals Court in New York Approves of $6.7M Award to Graffiti Artists

By | February 25, 2020

  • February 25, 2020 at 2:36 pm
    Perplexed says:
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    Vandalism categorized as art and building owners can’t remove it and have to pay the vandals $6,000,000+? Who would have thought something like this could even be true.

    • February 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm
      rob says:
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      i don’t always agree with everything you post but I definitely do in this case. It’s not art…it’s vandalism. You want to express yourself? Fine,.. spray paint your own property.

    • February 25, 2020 at 4:58 pm
      art lover says:
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      It’s not vandalism. The building owner allowed the graffiti artists to create art on the walls of his building.

      • February 26, 2020 at 9:05 am
        rob says:
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        I stand corrected and admittedly didn’t read as carefully as I should have. My objection is to graffiti in general, not where it’s been pre-approved.

      • February 26, 2020 at 11:12 am
        Andrew says:
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        Yup, and the artists might never have brought suit if the new owners would have let them retrieve their work.

      • March 3, 2020 at 2:43 pm
        Perplexed says:
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        Allowing someone to paint walls is one thing. It still seems a bit absurd that he didn’t own the “art” on his own building. My estimate is that no graffiti is art, but what do I know?
        Who would have imagined that he would need to protect himself contractually for this kind of thing?

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