Tagtourism

Judge Awards 5Pointz Artists $6.75 Million in Landmark Ruling

For the first time ever yesterday, a U.S. court ruled that graffiti—despite its ephemeral nature—is indeed protected under the Visual Artist Rights Act of 1990. 5Pointz developer Jerry Wolkoff has been ordered to pay $6.75 million in damages for the destruction of the graffiti landmark 5Pointz. Yesterday the presiding judge in the case, Federal District Judge Frederick Block, upheld a civil...

About the Author

Lindsey

Lindsey

Lindsey Davis is currently the digital content editor for Art21, a Peabody Award-winning nonprofit producing films about contemporary art. An advocate for art in public spaces, she also runs ArtAround, a social documentary project mapping street art and public art around the world.