Saturday, June 10, 2023

VARA Strikes Again, Street Artists Fight Back

According to Enhanced News Online, three so-called street artists have sued Anschutz Entertainment Group (“AEG”) and the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, owned by AEG, for destroying $100,000 of their artwork. The artwork had been loaned to AEG and the Ritz-Carlton Residences for a high-end promotional event, but instead of being returned to the artists, the artwork was allegedly dismantled and discarded.

The lawsuit alleges, in part, a violation of the artists’ Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) and the California Art Preservation Act (CAPA).

Images of the destroyed artwork may be viewed here.


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