Dallas Artist Chapman Kelley, who asked the Dallas Museum of Art to sell his work back to him because he didn’t like the way it was displayed, sued the Chicago Parks District in 2006 over similar concerns about the alteration of an outdoor sculpture of his. Kelley is associated with activist John Viramontes and the Council for Artists Rights, the organization that slammed the DMA a few weeks ago over the secret sale of a Rothko painting promised to the museum, and a few months ago lit into DMA curator Charles Wylie for his role in helping the Dallas Cowboy stadium art program get off the ground. What’s all the fuss? Ask him yourself: Kelley will speak at the upcoming art law colloquium at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth on June 19!
also by Rainey Knudson
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- This and That: Chris Burden, David Blaine + Youtube - July 1st, 2017
- As Moths to the Light: Pipilotti Rist at the MFAH - June 18th, 2017