Mural Rights: Establishing Standing for Communities Under American Moral Rights Laws

Christian Ehret
2010 Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy  
The origins of mural art have been traced back more than 30,000 years, evidenced by prehistoric images of animals found painted on the walls of the Chauvet Cave in Southern France.1 Throughout history, murals have been employed by man to tell stories and to convey artistic expression. The Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, India, date back to the third century B.C. and contain intricate mural art depicting the Jataka stories.2 The San Bartolo murals in Guatemala were created in the first century B.C.
more » ... and represent an important part of Mayan history.3 The significance of mural art still exists in society today and remains an effective way of communicating expression to a large, public audience. Public murals create accessible artistic expression for the enjoyment of all classes of people, help to define urban neighborhoods and offer aesthetic relief from blight and abandonment.
doi:10.5195/tlp.2010.50 fatcat:7jooaopkojhxddmu7755hjtve4