Art Law BlogPosts From "September 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.

Dispute Involving Art “Investments” Provides Another Cautionary Tale About Pre-Sale Diligence

Posted September 28th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


An art investor has initiated legal proceedings in New York state court against a Manhattan gallery she says she “trusted and relied upon” to select artworks as investments, claiming that she now… (read more)


Categories: Art Galleries, Art Market, Fine Art, Legal Developments, Provenance
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Elliot Stevens Gallery and Customer Head To Court Over Allegedly Fake Sculptures

Posted September 23rd, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


A disgruntled client’s claims against the Elliot Stevens Gallery and its executive are headed to trial this fall in a dispute involving the client’s purchase of a group of sculptures. The plai… (read more)


Categories: Art Exhibitions, Art Galleries, Art Market, Authentication, Fine Art, Legal Developments

The Role of a “Studio Assistant” Comes Under Fire in Spanish Lawsuit

Posted September 23rd, 2016 - by Lindsay Hogan


Spanish pop artist Antonio De Felipe, sometimes referred to as the “Spanish Andy Warhol,” is under fire due to accusations by his former studio assistant that he is selling her works as his own. … (read more)


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The Devil’s In the Details In Lawsuit Between Alec Baldwin and Mary Boone

Posted September 16th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


Back in August, the New York Times ran a story about a heated dispute between actor Alec Baldwin and gallerist Mary Boone over a painting by Ross Bleckner.  Baldwin has now commenced a lawsuit in… (read more)


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Dueling Lawsuits Between Gallerist and Art Advisor Raise Questions About Industry Norms and Unwritten Representations

Posted September 16th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


Earlier this summer, a heated dispute erupted between a Manhattan gallerist and a private art advisory business, in a case that raises issues regarding the roles of galleries and advisors at the … (read more)


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