Florida homeowners fined for ‘Starry Night’ murals on house

Starry Night

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch 1853-1890), The Starry Night, 1889. Public domain image

MOUNT DORA, Fla. (AP) – Two Florida homeowners owe thousands of dollars in fines for painting murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece on the exterior of their home.

A report by WKMG-TV shows the Mount Dora home covered in blue and yellow paint swirled on the house and a perimeter wall in the style of van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night.

Homeowners Nancy Nemhauser and Ludomir Jastrzebski were fined $100 per day, but the fines were capped at 31 days.

The news station reports that a magistrate lifted the cap Thursday. That means the homeowners now owe over $8,000. The fines will continue until the murals are removed.

Mount Dora is an art- and antiques-minded community where Renninger’s hosts its massive Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza three times a year.

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Information from: WKMG-TV, http://www.local6.com/index.html