Sorry, Val Kilmer … this city ain’t large enough for two tumbleweed sculptors … in keeping with the artist who’s suing the actor for copycatting his paintings.
The artist, Bale Creek Allen, thinks Val is smoking some severe tumbleweed if he believes he got here up with the inspiration for his $150,000 “Tumbleweed” piece by himself. In his lawsuit, Bale says Val is passing off the high-priced artwork as his personal concept, when it’s clearly Bale’s inspiration and concept.
Bale says he’s been creating and promoting golden tumbleweed sculptures for years … and Val reduce in on his motion AFTER visiting Bale’s New Mexico gallery and asking a great deal of questions on his strategies.
According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Val was tremendous fascinated about Bale’s 3-D tumbleweeds … till it was time to purchase, and that’s when Val instructed him he couldn’t afford one!
Bale claims he has a copyright for the tumbleweed sculptures, and he by no means gave Val permission to make replicas. He’s suing for damages and needs Val to be barred from whipping up anymore tumbleweeds.
We reached out to Kilmer’s rep … no phrase again but. Ditto for Wile E. Coyote.