Levitt Robinson Solicitors is representing world famous street artist Anthony Lister in relation to charges brought against him for allegations of creating street art.
Lister, whose murals fetch price tags of tens of thousands of dollars, has been charged with 12 counts of wilful damage for allegedly providing the citizens of his home city of Brisbane with artworks like those hanging in the homes of the likes of Hugh Jackman, Pink, Pharrell Williams, and Deborra-Lee Furness.
The charges come just months after the Brisbane City Council’s “anti-graffiti unit” cleaned a painting worth an estimated $15,000 off the wall of an inner-city alleyway.
Levitt Robinson Principal Stewart Levitt told the Courier-Mail‘s Kay Dibben that:
“Preferring such charges, which Mr Lister has instructed my office to fully defend, highlights the disdain the Queensland Government has for the arts, which was publicly highlighted when the Premier cancelled the Premier’s literary awards .’’