"Lawyers, artists the world over are captivated by case"
Mary Wozniak has a packageofstories in today's Southwest Florida News-Press on the Rauschenberg-trash lawsuit. I'm quoted in this one. The point I was trying to make is that even if you accept that Rauschenberg "abandoned" the physical objects at issue, that doesn't necessarily resolve the question of what intellectual property rights he still has in them (e.g., under VARA). The latter question doesn't arise in the case of a couch, but it does when you're talking about works of art.