Thursday, November 05, 2009

"School, sculptor in battle over art"

From the Detroit Free Press: "A renowned sculptor and Holocaust survivor who spent the last 37 years as artist-in-residence at Orchard Lake St. Mary's prep school is engaged in a bitter feud with school officials over who owns more than $2 million in artwork at the campus. Marian Owczarski, 76, said in a lawsuit filed Oct. 29 in Oakland County Circuit Court that many of the 1,800 pieces of sculpture, paintings, metalwork and stained glass on display at the campus' Galeria are from his private collection."