By Kyle James   |  02-12-2018   News
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A judge in Brooklyn, New York has awarded a large sum to a group of graffiti artists who sued after their work was destroyed when the buildings their art was painted on were torn down.

The old buildings that contained years of the artist's work were demolished to make way for luxury condos. Federal Judge Frederic Block noted Monday there was no remorse from the owner of the warehouse buildings the art was on.

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A total of 21 graffiti artists who used aerosol paints to cover the old buildings sued the owner of a Long Island City, Queens complex known as 5Pointz. The graffiti was covered over in 2013 and then demolished a year later.

Judge Block's ruling came after a three-week trial starting in November and he said he would not have assessed so much in damages if the owner had awaited his permits and demolished the art 10 months later.

6.7 million split 21 ways and with legal fees still ends up being a lot of money left over to buy spray paint.

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Source: http://pix11.com/2018/02/12/judge-awards-5pointz-graffiti-artists-6-7m-after-works-destroyed/

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