13 Feb '18, 11am

Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7 million for destroyed 5POINTZ murals:

Judge awards graffiti artists $6.7 million for destroyed 5POINTZ murals:

[UPDATE] February 13, 5:15 a.m. EST: The 21 graffiti artists in the 5POINTZ case have been awarded $6.7 million. The artists had sued the site’s real estate developer who whitewashed the 5POINTZ complex in 2013, destroying their artwork. Read our previous coverage of the case below, and the full report over at The New York Times A Brooklyn jury has found that the New York City real estate developer who tore down the iconic 5POINTZ complex in Queens three years ago broke the law. Along with the buildings that were torn down, nearly 50 colorful murals and pieces of street art were destroyed forever. 21 artists who had their artwork displayed at 5POINTZ over the years joined a lawsuit against the developer, Jerry Wolkoff, arguing that 5POINTZ and its art was protected under the Visual Arts Rights Act, which has been used to protect public art created on someone else’s propert...

Full article: https://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/11/09/5-pointz-destruct...

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