X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
graffiti

In a first-of-its-kind jury trial that explored the question of whether graffiti is considered art, a jury found that a developer broke the law when he whitewashed works of street art adorning a complex of buildings in Queens and demolished the building.

Following a roughly three-week trial, a jury of four women and two men handed up an advisory ruling on Tuesday in which they said developer Gerald Wolkoff violated the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) when he whitewashed more than 350 pieces of street art at 5Pointz, a collection of five properties in Long Island City, Queens, that plaintiffs said was known as the “Mecca of the aerosol art world.”

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Andrew Denney

Andrew Denney is a New York-based reporter covering litigation and other news from the federal and state courts. He can be reached at [email protected] Twitter: @messagetime

More from this author

 

Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative and Industrial PropertyBook

This book discusses the TRIPs Agreement, the Madrid Protocol and other international conventions, and compares the basic principles of U.S. law with Asian European law.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.