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Anthony Lister’s street art has been well received internationally, but his home town has found him guilty of vandalism. Anthony Lister/Birdman Photos

Outlaw art: the ruling against ‘Brisbane’s Banksy’ needs to start a debate

Brisbane street artist Anthony Lister has been convicted of ‘wilful damage’ graffiti. Who is being harmed, when our legal system is forced to devalue cultural capital?
Would you like to see a stolen painting, like Schiele’s Portrait of Wally?

US bill would allow museums to knowingly exhibit stolen art

As Europe votes on a groundbreaking directive to help facilitate the return of stolen cultural treasures, the United States moves forward with legislation that would prevent claimants from recovering their…

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