What the 5 Pointz graffiti whitewashing case could mean for real estate owners

If artists prevail in the trial, developers may be obligated to draft wide-ranging contractual stipulations

Jurors on Tuesday inched closer to a verdict in the 5 Pointz graffiti trial, a case involving a rarely tested statute of the federal Visual Artists Rights Act that may have wide-ranging implications for real estate developers nationwide, according to experts in the areas of art and real estate.