Public Art and Private Protections: Examples and Information about Artists' Rights for Public Arts

A recent legal settlement between California artist Kent Twitchell and a host of respondents over the destruction of Twitchell's public-art mural "Ed Ruscha Monument" was announced this week in the Los Angeles Times. "The settlement, disclosed Wednesday, is believed to be the largest awarded under the federal Visual Artists' Rights Act or the California Art Preservation Act, both of which prohibit desecration, alteration or destruction of certain works of public art without giving the artist 90 days' notice to allow the artist the option of removing the artwork," noted the article. (See the full story, or the summary on the California Arts Council's Arts in the Media page.)

Readers of the California Arts Council's eNewsletter were notified of this controversy and others in a July 2006 article. Click MORE to read the original article that contains information on artists' protections and a background of other recent public-art controversies in California.

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Friday, October 3, 2008, the first Friday in October, marks the eighth annual California Arts Day, and the California Arts Council seeks advice and ideas from the field about successful events, projects, promotions and concepts for the event. Click MORE for details.

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