Art Law Blog

The art world, and the laws that regulate it, are continually evolving.  Grossman LLP’s Art Law Blog offers our insights into the important legal issues and developments impacting the art world on a daily basis.

Warhol Foundation Seeks Declaratory Relief In Case Against Creator of Photo of Late Musician Prince

Posted May 11th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


In recent years, we have written several times about the complex legal issues raised in copyright lawsuits involving high-profile appropriation artists like Richard Prince and Jeff Koons.  This summer, we and the rest of the art world will be watching as litigation proceeds involving one of the most iconic artists ...… (read more)


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McDonald’s In the Hot Seat Again Over Unauthorized Use of Graffiti Art

Posted May 9th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


This past fall, we wrote about a copyright-infringement lawsuit by the estate of artist Dash Snow against McDonald’s over the fast-food chain’s use of Snow’s graffiti art as part of the décor for… (read more)


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Recent Legal Developments Regarding Forgeries Serve As Warnings To Collectors

Posted May 4th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


We have continuously followed stories in the news and in the courts about the continuing efforts of the art market to deal with the problem of forgeries.  From the Knoedler scandal to the concern… (read more)


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Graffiti Artists’ VARA Claims Regarding Destruction of 5Pointz Works Head to Trial

Posted April 10th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


Earlier this month, the graffiti-artist plaintiffs in the now-famous 5Pointz case scored an interim victory that is expected to send the case to a trial later this year. Our previous posts contai… (read more)


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Antiques Dealer Ordered to Pay $1.1 Million Over Sale of Fake Renoir

Posted April 6th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


New York gallery owner Alex Komolov has emerged victorious in litigation against antiques dealer Jack Shaoul arising out of the sale of a fake Renoir. Komolov, owner of the Alskom Gallery, sued S… (read more)


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