Artist Alleges Univ of Missouri Distorted and Mutilated His Work
Yes, you guessed right. Another VARA case down under. Down south that is.
Artist Paul Jackson has sued the University of Missouri alleging the university violated his moral rights under the 1990 Visual Artists Rights Act when the university failed to protect, secure, and keep the glass-tiled “Tiger Spot” mosaic from being damaged. “This lawsuit, though regrettable, is necessary,” Jackson told the Columbia Daily Tribune in an e-mail. “I have tried for years in good faith to negotiate a solution with MU administrators, to no avail. MU’s previous offers to move the mosaic or have me sign my rights away ranged from insulting to ridiculous.” Jackson is asking for the university to resume repair efforts and for damages in excess of $75,000.