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Mural Support

In January, American artist Katherine Craig filed a lawsuit to protect her public artwork, The Illuminated Mural, created in 2009 on an Albert Kahn-designed building on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. The proceedings marked the latest salvo in the mural wars under the United States' Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA). Publicly displayed murals and sculptures have been at the center of VARA controversies in the past decade in large part because of the passionate responses they inspire from the viewing communities.

Craig's 100-by-125-foot mural, described as a "flowing watercolor of multicolored paint…

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