Art Law BlogPosts From "October 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.

South Korea Seeks to Increase Regulatory Oversight of Art Market

Posted October 27th, 2016 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale

The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has passed new legislation imposing strict regulations on art transactions.  The law is intended to increase transparency in the art marke… (read more)

Categories: Art Market, Authentication, Fine Art, Forgeries, Legal Developments

Former Knoedler Director Ann Freedman Reaches Another Settlement

Posted October 26th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

This blog—like the rest of the art world—has closely followed the legal developments that continue to unfold in the wake of the Knoedler scandal, which exploded in 2011 when one of New York’s old… (read more)

Categories: Art Galleries, Art Market, Legal Developments
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Kohl’s Becomes The Latest Retailer To Face Accusations of Copyright Infringement

Posted October 13th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

Over the summer, we wrote about a group of independent artists mounting a publicity campaign—and threatening legal action—against fast-fashion retailer Zara over the alleged unauthorized incorpor… (read more)

Categories: Copyright, Legal Developments
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Appellate Court Sides with Defendants In Lawsuit Over “Confidential” Sale of Rothko Masterpiece

Posted October 11th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

We have previously covered the litigation arising out of the 2007 sale of a Rothko masterpiece; the work’s seller sued the buyer and an intermediary dealer over alleged violations of a confidenti… (read more)

Categories: Art Market, Auction, Fine Art, Legal Developments, Museums, Provenance
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McDonald’s Sued For Copying Graffiti Art

Posted October 10th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

When international fast-food chain McDonald’s launched a campaign featuring images of graffiti art decorating some of its restaurants, the restaurant opened itself up to litigation asserting, amo… (read more)

Categories: Art Exhibitions, Copyright, Legal Developments
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