5Pointz developer must pay artists $6.7M

A federal judge on Monday awarded 21 5Pointz artists $6.7 million, finding that developer Jerry Wolkoff wrongfully painted over their work at the graffiti mecca without warning. Judge Frederic Block ruled that Wolkoff violated the Visual Artists Rights Act by whitewashing over the graffiti at his buildings at 45-46 Davis Street in Long Island City, the New York Daily News reported. The decision, which follows a jury ruling in Wolkoff’s favor in November, covers 45 […]

Source: Real Estate

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