WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri June 29, 2012
Ali Center in Louisville and Michigan Gallery Settle Dispute
The Muhammad Ali Center and a Michigan art gallery have settled a dispute over whether and how to display more than 180 pieces chronicling the champion's career that were donated to the center.
In a joint statement, the Ali Center and the gallery said Friday that the agreement allows the Louisville-based center to display artwork at its discretion as space becomes available. The two sides also agreed that only works included in an online authentication database or otherwise verified would be displayed by the center or sold by Park West Galleries of Southfield, Mich.
The Ali Center sued Park West on Tuesday, saying six pieces donated to the center had autographs that could not be authenticated.