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Detroit artist sues to protect enormous mural on building

Published:Sunday | January 10, 2016 | 1:00 AM
FILEIn a September 25, 2009 file photo, paint is dumped over the side of the building by artists and volunteers to create a massive mural on the side of a vacant building at E.Grand Blvd near the New Center Area in Detroit, Mich. Detroit artist Katherine Craig is suing to protect the enormous multicolour mural that’s been described as a ‘bleeding rainbow’ on a building that could be developed into apartments. Craig fears the mural will be ruined if windows are installed on the building.

DETROIT (AP):

A Detroit artist is suing to protect an enormous multicolour 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.