"You can’t just go out and take out works of public art just because you feel that you have the authority to do it. You’ve got to obey the laws."
More on the Kent Twitchell settlement from Richard Guzman in the Los Angeles Downtown News. He reports that, in addition to the $1.1 million payout, "Twitchell has until June 2009 to remove the artwork. After that, the building owner will be under no obligation to allow Twitchell access to the site."