By David Airey


Shop Art Theft began as a way to document a specific case of alleged intellectual property theft. Spanish retailer Zara reproduced several works belonging to LA illustrator Tuesday Bassen. When Tuesday spent $2,000 on legal fees, her lawyer got a statement from Zara that basically said Tuesday wasn’t a big enough name for it to matter. That response went viral.

As news spread and others paid attention, more than 30 artists have found copies of their work being sold by the major retailer. Shameful.

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