Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Government Tortures Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An art gallery in San Francisco is getting slowly tortured by the United States government.

Varnish Fine Art Gallery has fallen victim to a little-known law called Imminent Domain, which allows the government to seize private property for their own needs at any given moment.

The art space is set to be knocked down to make room for a public transportation station, leaving the gallery unable to book shows or events to stay afloat.

Co-owner Jen Rogers says, “It’s a form of torture. The government is holding us hostage. We can’t leave without getting sued for violating our lease, but we can’t book any shows.”

As a result, the gallery is hosting Project Wrecking Ball this Friday (Sep. 25), opening its doors and walls to artists by allowing them to create anything they’d like to display.

All leftover pieces that aren’t sold will go down with the building.

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