Martin Shkreli sued by artist over Wu-Tang Clan album

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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.