Carlstadt mayor holds on to part of landmark mural in dispute

The mayor of a New Jersey borough storing a hulking mural is refusing to let part of it go.

Carlstadt mayor holds on to part of landmark mural in dispute

Carlstadt mayor holds on to part of landmark mural in dispute (5/29/15)

CARLSTADT - The mayor of a New Jersey borough storing a hulking mural is refusing to let part of it go.

The 200-foot-long mural was held in 288 pieces at Carlstadt Public Works and was supposed to be moved to an artists' studio Thursday. But Carlstadt Mayor William Roseman questioned the intentions of its owner and refused to give up more than 20 pieces.

"The objective was to preserve the mural for the people of Bergen County and there will come a time, whether it be a school or maybe even Bergen Community College will accept this mural, over time and the people of Bergen County will be able to accept it once again," said Roseman.

The painting's owned by the Bergen Museum of Art and Science, which was given an offer by the Art Factory in Paterson to house it. The museum's president says they don't intend to sell it.

The mural hung on the facade of a Paramus store for more than three decades.

The Associated Press provided information for this report.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An attorney for Hopatcong Officer Nicholas Maresca says 1 Attorney: Officer had no choice but to hit man in bunny suit
Kevin Hodges (right) is accused of killing his 2 Police: Man used cleaver, sword, knife to kill mom, grandmother
Shop Small: Tons of Toys 3 Shop Small: Tons of Toys
VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of 4 VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of Sarah Butler
Demolition has begun on a Totowa neighborhood that 5 Demolition begins on Totowa neighborhood damaged by hurricane

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE