Judge sides with Costner in sculpture dispute

AP News
Posted: Jul 01, 2011 10:14 AM
Judge sides with Costner in sculpture dispute

A judge has ruled in favor of Kevin Costner in a dispute between the Hollywood actor and an artist he commissioned to create a bronze sculpture for a resort in South Dakota's Black Hills.

The dispute centered around whether there was agreement between Costner and artist Peggy Detmers on the site where the artwork now sits. The Rapid City Journal reports that Judge Randall Macy ruled there was.

Under terms of the contract, if the two hadn't agreed on a site, Costner was to sell the sculpture and split the proceeds. Costner said there was agreement; Detmers said she had little say on the site. The resort has not materialized after 20 years.

Costner's attorney says the actor is "well satisfied." Detmers declined immediate comment.