Save the Cape chose not to comment on this story as we saw it as a private dispute that we felt could be resolved amicably between the parties.
However, this reporting was irresponsible in its tone and tenor. To call this an "Art Heist" strains credulity to the breaking point and one can only assume that WWAY was looking to sensationalize a story that has no legs, no credibility and borders on defamation.
The painting at issue was donated to Save the Cape with the understanding that it would be auctioned off at some point in the future. There had been no specific time window nor had any agreement been reached on how to split the proceeds. The Pucketts hoped the painting would bring in between $400 and $500 - but there was to be no minimum reserve. We have all understandings and agreements in writing from the Pucketts.
The painting was used as the basis of our logo for stationary, business cards and potential merchandising. A secondary, "simplified" two color logo was also presented for our approval once we signed off on the four color image.
Save the Cape paid the amount requested by the Pucketts for the
preparation of the logo which incorporated the painting
We have email communications to back up our position. We would appreciate an apology from WWAY for their inflammatory language when reporting this "story".
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