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
- Catching up with Okay Mountain - February 4th, 2011
- Two Great Shows, Part 1: Dan H. Phillips at Webb Gallery - December 16th, 2010
- Toby Kamps moves across town - July 14th, 2010
- Who's Afraid of the Big bad Show? - July 8th, 2010
- Dear Old Umeå, or Art Where It Never Gets Dark - June 24th, 2010