- Associated Press - Friday, February 24, 2012

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court will hear a case involving Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and some bronze sculptures of bison and American Indians.

Justices will review a judge’s decision that Costner did not breach a contract with artist Peggy Detmers by placing the sculptures at his Tatanka attraction near Deadwood in 2006. Detmers challenged the ruling, and the Rapid City Journal reports ( https://bit.ly/yV3qdT) that oral arguments are set for March 19 in Vermillion.

Costner filmed much of his Academy-Award-winning movie “Dances with Wolves” in South Dakota. He commissioned the sculptures in the early 1990s for a resort in South Dakota’s Black Hills that still has not been built.

Costner paid Detmers $300,000. Detmers says she gave him a price break because she anticipated selling smaller sculptures at the resort.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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