Ever see contemporary art and think "I could do that." Well, actually doing it could cost you a pretty penny, as one real estate billionaire recently found out. Igor Olenicoff, the 156th richest person in the world, was accused of ripping off the work of Donald Wakefield. A federal jury awarded Wakefield $450,000 -- though the court intervened, allowingOlenicoff to walk away without paying a dime.
Until now. On Monday, the Ninth Circuit upheld the jury's award, as well as the court's ordered destruction of the knock-off sculptures.