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Graffiti artists see victory under Visual Artists Rights Act claim

Mike Nepple October 14, 2020
A New York building covered in graffiti

A multi-million dollar verdict in favor of New York graffiti artists is now final after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the real estate developer Gerald Wolkoff’s appeal. READ MORE

Can an artist deem his own art worthy of protection?

Mike Nepple March 28, 2019
Abstract painting made of primary colors

The Visual Artists Rights Act protects works “of recognized stature,” but a Pittsburgh artist is pushing the limits of what that means after claiming his works are recognizable simply because he says they are. READ MORE

Will a court recognize ‘aerosol artists’?

Mike Nepple April 28, 2017
former site of 5 Pointz graffiti

You may think of it as “graffiti,” but a court in New York must determine if “aerosol art” is “meritorious” and of “recognized stature” such that it gets special copyright protection. READ MORE