Detroit artist sues to protect enormous mural on building

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Posted: Jan 06, 2016 5:24 PM
Detroit artist sues to protect enormous mural on building

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit artist is suing to protect an enormous multicolor mural that's been described as a "bleeding rainbow" on a building that could be developed into apartments.

Katherine Craig says a federal law gives her the right to protect the mural from changes or destruction.

The mural was created in 2009 with more than 100 gallons of paint poured from the roof of the brick building in Detroit. The paint was spread with a variety of tools, including fire extinguishers and salad dressing bottles.

Craig fears the mural will be ruined if windows are installed on the building.

The new owner, Princeton Enterprises, says it disagrees with Craig's interpretation of law as well as the "facts" of the dispute.