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Martin Shkreli sued by artist over Wu-Tang Clan album

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. Shkreli refused to testify before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, during the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on his former company's decision to raise the price of a lifesaving medicine. Shkreli refused to testify before U.S. lawmakers who excoriated him over severe hikes for a drug sold by a company that he acquired. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A Long Island artist has sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others over use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album.

Artist Jason Koza says portraits of members of the New York-based hip-hop group he put on a fan blog was used without authorization on an album Shkreli bought for $2 million. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Tuesday comes after Shkreli pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges in Brooklyn federal court.

Koza, of Copiague (KOH'-payg), New York, says he never authorized use of the portraits in the packaging of the album titled "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin."

He seeks unspecified damages from Shkreli, a Wu-Tang leader, a music producer and the album's auctioneer.

Shkreli attorney Benjamin Brafman declined comment. Other defendants did not immediately comment.