Sunday May 7, 2006

Ecko's graffiti lawsuit

ecko's house - computer rendering

It seems that there’s a Miami Beach law that bans anything that looks like graffiti, even if it exists with the property owner’s consent. Marc Ecko is challenging the law. The image above is a computer rendering of the piece his business partner wants to put on his house on Pine Tree Drive.

Coral Gables famously requires color samples before issuing permits to allow painting a house (and you can paint your fence any color you like, so long as it is green), but a law prohibiting “graffiti” is particularly vague. Appropriately, Ecko has won similar lawsuits in other cities.

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