Developers Appeal Ruling Ordering $6.7 Million Payout For Whitewashing 5 Pointz Graffiti
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Nearly five years after painting over the legendary graffiti mecca 5 Pointz in Queens, real estate developers are appealing a hefty judgment ordering them to pay the artists who decorated the building. Developer David Wolkoff told the Commercial Observer, "We didn’t feel the decision"—a $6.7 million one—"was the correct one. The nature of graffiti in itself is to paint over itself constantly, and [the artists] made reference to that and it’s what happened over the 27 odd years." [ more › ]

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