Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti

In Park City, Utah, “Third District Court Judge Todd Shaughnessy this week issued a warrant for David William Noll after he failed to appear for a court hearing. Mr. Noll was charged with one count of criminal mischief after he allegedly vandalized two Banksy murals along the city’s main street on New Year’s Eve. Police say they have plenty of evidence: videos posted on YouTube of Mr. Noll painting over Banksy’s work.”


NYPD Probes German Artists in Flag Swapping Stunt

The New York Police Department is investigating claims by a pair of German artists that they replaced American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with all-white ones last month.


Judge Says Rauschenberg Foundation Trustees Earned Their Keep

$24 million for expanding the Foundation’s value, and Rauschenberg’s son said he would have been fine with $60 million. So what’s the problem?


Street Artists Sue Terry Gilliam for Copyright Infringement

More via Hyperallergic.


Artist Pleads Guilty In Ai Weiwei Vase-Smashing


Remember Maximo Caminero, the Florida artist that walked into the Perez Art Museum Miami and proceeded to smash a sculptural vase by artist, Ai Weiwei? He just pleaded guilty to a criminal mischief charge.

According to the AP, Caminero “agreed to 18 months’ probation, payment of $10,000 restitution to an insurance company for the destroyed vase and 100 hours of community service at local art programs.” He also issued a letter of apology stating that his initial protest was wrong. Interesting.

I wrote a brief essay, Damage Inc., about this situation for the latest issue of Art Asia Pacific.


Should Funding Public Art Be Mandatory?

Pittsburgh is struggling with this question.


Going Ape Over Copyright

The infamous Macaca Nigra selfie (via Wikimedia)

The infamous Macaca Nigra selfie (via Wikimedia)

Ok, so I’m taking breaks from my vacation to write a few thoughts for Hyperallergic. Here’s my latest on this ongoing monkey business.


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