Sunday, May 07, 2006

Chihuly defendants counterattack

I've posted several times about glass artist Dale Chihuly's copyright lawsuit against a former studio assistant. See here, here, and here. The Seattle Times had a report this weekend on the assistant's counterclaim, which includes allegations that Chihuly is not involved in conceiving, creating, designing, or signing many of his works, and that he sometimes buys glasswork from other artists, removes their names and puts his on instead. Volataire once quipped that "I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit and once when I won one." I have a feeling, no matter how his suit turns out, Chihuly will know what he meant.