Artist Sues Over Destruction Of His Mural

Artist Kent Twitchell has filed lawsuits over the destruction of his large-scale mural “Ed Ruscha Monument” that was painted over in June. The defendants, “the suit contends ‘willfully and intentionally desecrated, distorted, mutilated and otherwise modified’ the work. Twitchell has said he received no notice — as required by law — that the artwork, on a downtown building owned by the federal government, would be painted over.”