Art Mural Belongs to the Butler Museum, Judge Rules

WARREN, Ohio – The final contested issue in the split between the Butler Institute of American Art and Foundation Medici has been decided, at least for now, with a judge ruling a $650,000 work of art will remain the property of the Butler. Judge Andrew Logan of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court ruled June 23 that the Butler is vested with sole ownership of a 14-foot by 20-foot ceramic tile mural created by French artist Pierre Soulages. The ruling stipulates that the Butler and the Medi

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