Saturday, August 05, 2006

Twitchell Suit Filed

Kent Twitchell filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against several nongovernmental parties he claims were involved in the destruction of his "Ed Ruscha" mural in downtown Los Angeles in June. The defendants include the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Job Corps Center, and several contractors. The complaint seeks $5 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages as well. (A parallel adminstrative claim against the U.S. Department of Labor, which owns the building, is already underway.) The Los Angeles Times story is here; the LA Downtown News here.