Art Law BlogPosts From "November 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.

Court Allows Most of Buyer’s Claims to Proceed In Lawsuit Over Koons Sculpture

Posted November 4th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


Over the summer, we reported on a lawsuit against the David Zwirner Gallery filed by a disgruntled collector who had paid $2 million for a Jeff Koons sculpture that the gallery never delivered.  … (read more)


Categories: Art Galleries, Art Market, Fine Art, Legal Developments
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Highsmith’s Federal Claims Against Getty Images Dismissed

Posted November 2nd, 2016 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale


A federal court has thrown out a significant portion of Carol Highsmith’s lawsuit against Getty Images.  Highsmith’s complaint alleged that Getty had improperly demanded license fees for images t… (read more)


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Fake Old Master Painting Uncovered in Europe Raises Fears of More Sophisticated Forgeries on the Market

Posted November 2nd, 2016 - by Kate Lucas


The art world is watching with concern the unfolding story of a fake Frans Hals painting; facts are still developing as of this writing, but it’s possible that the work may not be an isolated for… (read more)


Categories: Art Market, Auction, Authentication, Forgeries, Legal Developments, Museums, Provenance
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