Art Law BlogPosts by Amanda M.F. Bakale

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.

Case of Forged Golub Works Will Move Forward

Posted June 22nd, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale

Art collector Andrew Hall will be able to pursue his suit against Lorettann and Nikolas Gascard, who Hall alleges sold forgeries of paintings by American artist Leon Golub. Hall sued the former … (read more)

Categories: Authentication, Forgeries, Legal Developments

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, sue… (read more)

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

Art Market Conference Seeks to Address Problems of Illicit Trafficking

Posted January 30th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale

A recent conference in Geneva reflects an attempt by private art-market actors to raise awareness and address the problems of illicit trafficking of art and antiquities.  While such illegal activ… (read more)

Categories: Art Galleries, Art Market, Fine Art, Provenance
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Recently Enacted Federal Law Hopes to Facilitate Art Lending from Abroad

Posted January 26th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale

Under a recently enacted federal law, foreign states have been granted sovereign immunity in controversies over the temporary exhibition of artworks and cultural objects on loan to the United Sta… (read more)

Categories: Art Exhibitions, Legal Developments, Museums, Nazi-looted Art
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Louis Vuitton Seeks Rehearing in Second Circuit Trademark Infringement Case

Posted January 10th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale

As we reported recently, the Second Circuit sided with parody-handbag producer My Other Bag in a trademark-infringement suit launched by high-end fashion brand Louis Vuitton.   The Second Circuit… (read more)

Categories: Copyright, Legal Developments
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