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Post image for Real Estate Developers Sue Oakland Over New Public Art Ordinance

Real estate developers are suing the city of Oakland over a new law that requires them to set aside funds to commission and install public art in new residential and commercial buildings.

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Post image for Poll: Who Is the Bigger Baby,  Artist Danh Vō or Collector Bert Kreuk?

This week the ongoing legal feud between the Danish-Vietnamese artist Danh Vō and the Dutch collector Bert Kreuk took another turn toward infantile name-calling.

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Post image for Graffiti Artists Sue 5Pointz Developer for Whitewashing Their Murals

Nine artists are suing Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the 5Pointz site in Long Island City, Queens, for destroying their murals when his company G&M Realty had the building whitewashed in November 2013.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on April 28, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Elton John’s glasses stolen from museum, a Basquiat painting disappears in breakup, and a sexy hay bale sculpture offends Aussies.

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Post image for Student Accused of Rape by Mattress-Carrying Artist Sues Columbia University

A student has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University, its board of trustees, Columbia President Lee Bollinger, and art professor Jon Kessler, over Emma Sulkowicz’s senior thesis project.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on April 14, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Castle manager disappears 58 paintings, art thief returns loot to restaurant, opera company sells bronze sculpture for scrap.

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Post image for Artist Ticked Off at Watchmaker’s Unauthorized Use of His Work

The Saudi artist Ahmed Mater is suing watchmaker Swatch for using one of his works to sell a luxury timepiece.

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Post image for Street Artist Sues Developer for Using His Mural to Sell Condos

The street artist Craig Anthony Miller is suing the real estate developer Toll Brothers for using a mural he painted in Dumbo, Brooklyn, to market a nearby condo development.

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Ever, Jazz, Other,

Three street artists have filed a lawsuit against Terry Gilliam, alleging that the director “misappropriated” their copyrighted collaborative work in his upcoming film The Zero Theorem.

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Post image for French Food Blogger Fined $3,400 for Bad Review

A French court has ordered a blogger to pay €2,500 (~$3,380) for writing a negative review of a restaurant, Eater reported.

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