Tag Archives: street art

An important step towards asserting graffiti artists’ rights

Posted on: November 21, 2017 by Emily Gould

A recent finding of a jury in a Federal District Court in Brooklyn, New York City,[1] has opened the door for greater protection for graffiti artists. At the core of disputes between graffiti artists and the real property owners their works adorn often lies the age-old debate as to whose property rights prevail: those of […]

Stik street art work raises £35,000 to save community arts centre

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by Emily Gould

Just to let everybody know that IAL friend Stik has managed to raise £35,000 for the Magpie Social Centre in Bristol through the sale of a street art piece, entitled ‘Magpie’. Stik had originally painted the piece on the wall of the building occupied by the Centre in 2009. The Centre is a community arts […]

Update on the Stik matter

Posted on: April 30, 2016 by Alexander Herman

Many of you will remember that street artist Stik, who spoke at our 28 November 2015 Study Forum, was engaged in a dispute with a notable West London gallery for the return of a mural he had helped create for a local community in Gdansk, Poland in 2011. Well, there is now some more news […]

New photo from Stik street art presentation

Posted on: February 24, 2016 by Alexander Herman

We’ve added a new photo to the post about the street art taken from Gdansk, Poland that has since shown up for sale at Lamberty Gallery in London. This shows the work’s principal creator, British street artist Stik, with one of his Polish associates, “Miss Take”, who had helped create the piece in 2011. Stik had worked […]

Up your street: a new perspective on street art?

Posted on: February 19, 2016 by Emily Gould

We tend to think of street art as highly contemporary – edgy, modern and up to the minute in its commentary on the social and political controversies of the day. But what about cave paintings, medieval etchings, scrawls on the walls of the ancient city of Pompeii? The once-widespread notion that graffiti and street art […]

Street artist and community fight for dismembered mural

Posted on: December 18, 2015 by Alexander Herman

British street artist “Stik”, known for painting giant stick-figure images on buildings around the world has become involved in a campaign to restitute a mural he helped create in the city of Gdansk, Poland in 2011. The mural, which features a series of 53 stick figures holding hands in celebration of the local community, was […]

Conference tomorrow

Posted on: November 27, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

Our conference/study forum entitled Recent Developments in Art and Cultural Property Law will be held tomorrow at Notre Dame University in London from 9:30 to 5:00. It will cover a vast array of topics: street art, museum ethics, criminal sentencing, copyright, treasure and the discovery of Richard III. We look forward to seeing you there.

Recent Developments in Art and Cultural Property Law

Posted on: November 5, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

A One-Day Conference Saturday, 28 November 2015  9:30 am to 5:00 pm NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY, LONDON CAMPUS 1 SUFFOLK STREET, LONDON  SW1Y 4HX (NEXT TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE)   Including the following presentations: Litigating street art: the story of the Folkestone Banksy and its return from America Tim Maxwell, Partner, Boodle Hatfield LLP Keeping it “street”: the […]

Banksy’s Dismaland and the Power of Parody

Posted on: August 28, 2015 by Alexander Herman

Last week, the Banksy-organised theme park known as Dismaland opened in the English seaside town of Weston-super-mare, billed specifically as a place ‘unsuitable for children’. The park has already been reported and commented on thoroughly in the media, notably by The Guardian and in Boodle Hatfield’s blog, for its twist on traditional notions of amusement parks and family-friendly enjoyment. Here […]