California artist wages court fight against billionaire developer

The Mercury News | Penny Arevalo:

Donald Wakefield remembers the first time he got a close look at one of his sculptures displayed by a prominent if controversial Newport Beach developer. It was 2008, and he hadn’t seen the work he ceated in collaboration with a colleague in 1992 — unceremoniously titled “Untitled” — in 16 years. Originally given as a gift to the colleague’s son in Illinois, Wakefield thought to himself, maybe the recipient had sold it, or passed away… Read more

Image: A fake sculpture copied from Rancho Cucamonga artist, Don Wakefield’s original, is displayed outside Andrei’s restaurant in Irvine. Photo by Ken Steinhardt, Orange County Register/SCNG)