Art Law BlogPosts From "August 2016"

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.

Victory For the Norton Simon Museum In Latest Chapter of Dispute Over Nazi-Confiscated Cranach Diptych

Posted August 24th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


We have written before about a long-running legal battle between the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and the heir to a Jewish Dutch art dealer who fled the Netherlands in 1940.  The … (read more)


Categories: Art Market, Auction, Legal Developments, Museums, Nazi-looted Art, Provenance
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Amended Complaint Against Zwirner Reveals “Mystery Work” to be by Koons

Posted August 23rd, 2016 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


An amended complaint has been filed in a case against art dealer David Zwirner, adding claims for violation of New York’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Law.  As we recently discussed, Zwirner has bee… (read more)


Categories: Art Galleries, Art Market, Legal Developments
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Buyer Sues Zwirner Claiming Failure To Deliver Work Within a “Reasonable Time”

Posted August 11th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


Prominent art dealer David Zwirner and his eponymous gallery have been sued by a buyer over a $ 2million deal gone bad, in a case that should serve as a reminder about the importance of clear con… (read more)


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Strange Cases of Authentication: When Is the Artist’s Word Enough?

Posted August 4th, 2016 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


Two pending cases present opposite but equally curious issues of art authentication by a living artist.  In one, the artist Peter Doig is being sued because he disavowed authorship of a work that… (read more)


Categories: Art Galleries, Art Market, Authentication, Fine Art, Forgeries, Legal Developments
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Photographer Seeks to Prevent Monetization of Archive Donated For Public Use

Posted August 3rd, 2016 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


As we’ve discussed on this blog before, infringement of copyrighted works posted online is rampant, rendering artists marketing through social media vulnerable to infringement of their intellectu… (read more)


Categories: Copyright, Legal Developments
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