Assault rifles and moral rights

Probably not a good idea to be brandishing and shooting an assault rifle at this moment in time, even if the weapon is being used to alter and destroy works of art.

On one evening last November, musician Ryan Upchurch carried a couple of paintings into has backyard in Tennessee, propped them up against a some greenery and shot them repeatedly with an assault rifle.

The artist, Jacob Aaron LeVeille, is now suing Upchurch for violating LeVeille’s moral rights under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990.

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