"Dispute over artwork spans the globe," Amanda Vogt, Tribune staff reporter, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, July 8, 2004
A Hoffman Estates warehouse has become the unlikely center of a legal dispute with international dimensions over artwork depicting the World Trade Center.
Crated and locked away are works by Serbian-born artist Ljubomir Milinkov of the twin towers, surreal and whimsical paintings from the late 1980s and early '90s that portray the buildings overlaid with golden wheat, American flags and other imagery of prosperity and freedom.
Almost a year after the towers were destroyed in terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Milinkov, 66, contracted with an art dealer living in Switzerland to exhibit, repr
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