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“Cadillac Ranch” Patron Being Painted as Art World Jerry Sandusky

You might have heard of the installation before — “Cadillac Ranch” is a sculpture by artist collective Ant Farm composed of 10 vintage Cadillac cars upended into the desert in the Texas panhandle — but now the artwork is in the press for something much more sinister than grand theft auto. The sculpture’s 74-year-old patron, Stanley Marsh 3 (he prefers the number to III), is the target of lawsuits alleging he sexually abused teenage boys in return for money, cars, and intoxicants.

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Crocheting Street Artist Olek Facing Charges in London, But Details Still Unclear

News has been bubbling about yarn-bombing sensation Olek’s recent legal troubles in London, but the situation still remains unclear. On Sunday, December 11, the artist sent out a Facebook message to a few friends, claiming that she will spend the holiday season “fighting for her freedom” and directing them to the site Olek’s Appeal for further details. Cat Weaver, who has worked with Olek, and is a Hyperallergic contributor and blogger at The Art Machine, confirmed the news with Olek over Skype and posted the FB message as well as a statement from Olek’s lawyer, Paul Morris, that provides some clues as to what the artist is facing …

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This Week In Lawsuits: SpongeBob’s (Not So) Nautical Nonsense

Former SpongeBob SquarePants lead artist Todd White’s slick website includes a section where you can keep abreast of “what’s going on in Todd’s fast-moving world”; currently, it includes clips about his various media appearances, side projects and celebrity [sic] endorsements. What you won’t find, however, is news about a curious series of back-and-worth lawsuits he’s involved in this month.

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Breaking: Great News For “Watercolor Graffiti” Artist

MY BOGUS ‘GRAFFITI’ CASE, IN WHICH I WAS ARRESTED AND IMPRISONED FOR 23 HOURS FOR PAINTING ON MY OWN WATERCOLOR PAPER- WAS DISMISSED TODAY!!less than a minute ago via web

You will probably remember the wrongful arrest of watercolor artist Julie Torres on a ridiculous charge of graffiti. We last reported on her court appearance last month, but now this great news. Congratulations, Julie!