Detroit Gallery Sued for ‘Stealing’ Banksy Mural

07.07.10 Marina Galperina

bstealOwners of Packard Motor Car Co. plant remnants are suing 555 Nonprofit Gallery for the Banksy mural that the gallery towed and hid. The ownership of said plant has been in dispute for years, but some rep of Bioresource Inc. is claiming dibs on what they think is a $100,000 art work. The “plaintiff” was asking for his eight-foot cinderblock back, but the gallery has been ignoring him.

The company dissolved in 2003. The plant’s last resident was hoping to build a museum there, but he’s been serving prison time for conspiracy to sell ecstasy since 2006.