Tag Archives: Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)

Painting on a Borrowed Canvas: When Property Rights Collide with Art (Updated 12/18/2013)


 While most artists take pride in creating and protecting their works, many graffiti artists remain necessarily (sometimes famously) anonymous, since their art may also constitute criminal vandalism.  In contrast to the classic image of the beleaguered shopkeeper scrubbing daily at illicit tags, however, some property owners condone and even patronize the aerosol artists who adorn their facades.  In that situation, the lack of a formal,… More