US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal on 5Pointz Lawsuit

October 13th, 2020

The US Supreme Court has declined an appeal by developer Jerry Wolkoff’s G&M Realty to reverse a decision awarding $6.75m to 21 street artists whose works were destroyed when Wolkoff whitewashed the exterior of his 5Pointz warehouse.“The significance of this decision is that federal law now protects not only artwork exhibited in MoMA or the Louvre but also public murals, created with permission,” says Eric Baum, a lawyer for the artists.

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