Sunday, September 30, 2007

"Art is anything you can get away with"

An interesting VARA case out of Illinois, where the Chicago Park District was found liable for destroying Chapman Kelley's "Wildflower Works I" -- a 66,000-square-foot plot of 45 different kinds of flower species. The city apparently argued that the work did not qualify for protection under VARA, but the court rejected that argument. Damages still to be determined. Story in the Chicago Sun-Times here.