Jump to Navigation

Florida artist says buyer of 9/11 art violated their contract

When a Florida business is involved with another entity, much can be settled by looking at the contract between the two parties. And when the issue turns into a full-blown contract dispute, it may be in the parties' best interest to consult with a business law attorney for assistance.

A curious situation is now playing out between a Florida artist and the head of a charity group called the American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation. At stake is a 6.5-ton sculpture constructed from concrete salvaged from the remains of the World Trade Center after Sept. 11, 2001. The artist says the group reneged on its deal to pay her $225,000 for the sculpture. The group was going to place it at a memorial in Kansas that has yet to be built; it planned to display the art at a local fire station in the interim.

The artist says that the figure included $10,000 as a down payment as well as $5,000 every time the group was able to raise $25,000. However, the artist says that the leader of the group couldn't produce any evidence that the money was forthcoming; in addition, she says, the woman told her that she should just donate the artwork and that she was being greedy by expecting to be paid for it.

As a result of the contract dispute, the artist routed the work to Utah, where it will be kept on an indefinite basis, instead of at the group's headquarters in Kansas. It remains to be seen what will happen with the parties' ongoing contract dispute.

Source: The Kansas City Star, "9/11 art is at the center of a bitter dispute," Lee Hill Kavanaugh and Dugan Arnett, Sept. 20, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Our Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Our Attorney

Admitted to practice before the state courts of New Jersey, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. Well versed in the highly regulated franchise environment and highly competitive lodging industry. A business oriented attorney focused upon efficiently and precisely implementing the business decisions of corporate executives.

Learn more about Richard Franzblau

FacebookLinkedInThe British American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Inc.Proud Member of CFHLA.orgVisaMasterCard

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.

The Law Offices of Richard Franzblau LLC, provides legal advice and advocacy for clients in Orlando, Florida, and communities throughout Orange County, Osceola County, Brevard County, Seminole County and Volusia County, including Kissimmee, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Maitland, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Cocoa Beach, Port Orange, Titusville, Daytona Beach, Deltona, Lake Nona, Windermere and Melbourne, Florida.