United States District Court Judge Frederic Block has awarded New York graffiti artists 6.5 million dollars in their lawsuit against a landlord, who first whitewashed, and then razed a warehouse that was the site of many spray paintings, to make way for luxury housing.
A jury earlier found that the landlord violated the Visual Artists’ Rights Act https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/106A Read Full Opinion https://img.nyed.uscourts.gov/files/opinions/13cv5612.pdf
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