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Graffiti Wins Protected Legal Status in New York

A landmark judgement potentially paves the way for graffiti to be protected under the Visual Artists Rights Act.
February 23, 2018, 10am PST | fieldafm
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Queens, New York
5Points, pictured in 2009.

The 5Pointz building in Queens was once described as "the world's premier graffiti mecca." The building was demolished in 2014 to make way for a $400 million redevelopment. Twenty-one graffiti artists whose work once adorned the original building were awarded $6.7 million in damages under the Visual Artists Rights Act. This stunning ruling has major implications for both private property owners and street artists.

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Published on Friday, February 23, 2018 in Modern Cities
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