Entertainment

South Dakota top court to hear Costner art appeal

Monday, March 19, 2012
Kevin Costner hosts the CMT Artists of the Year television taping in Franklin, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. 
Associated Press

Kevin Costner hosts the CMT Artists of the Year television taping in Franklin, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. Associated Press

The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear an appeal of a ruling that actor Kevin Costner did not breach a contract with an artist whom he commissioned to produce a bronze sculpture of bison and American Indians.

Oral arguments are set for Monday.

The Hollywood superstar paid Peggy Detmers $300,000 to make the sculpture in the 1990s for a resort he planned in South Dakota's Black Hills. The resort was never built but he instead placed the sculpture at his Tatanka attraction near Deadwood.

A judge ruled last summer that this alternative placement did not constitute a breach of contract.

Detmers said she gave Costner a price break because she anticipated selling more artwork at the resort.

Costner filmed much of his Academy-Award-winning movie "Dances with Wolves" in South Dakota.

Get the latest Oscar buzz on Oscars.com!

(Copyright ©2014 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more Entertainment »


Tags:
south dakota, entertainment
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement