Art Law BlogPosts by Kate Lucas

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.

Warhol Foundation Seeks Declaratory Relief In Case Against Creator of Photo of Late Musician Prince

Posted May 11th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


In recent years, we have written several times about the complex legal issues raised in copyright lawsuits involving high-profile appropriation artists like Richard Prince and Jeff Koons.  This s… (read more)


Categories: Copyright, Fine Art, Legal Developments
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McDonald’s In the Hot Seat Again Over Unauthorized Use of Graffiti Art

Posted May 9th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


This past fall, we wrote about a copyright-infringement lawsuit by the estate of artist Dash Snow against McDonald’s over the fast-food chain’s use of Snow’s graffiti art as part of the décor for… (read more)


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Recent Legal Developments Regarding Forgeries Serve As Warnings To Collectors

Posted May 4th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


We have continuously followed stories in the news and in the courts about the continuing efforts of the art market to deal with the problem of forgeries.  From the Knoedler scandal to the concern… (read more)


Categories: Art Galleries, Authentication, Forgeries, Legal Developments, Provenance
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Graffiti Artists’ VARA Claims Regarding Destruction of 5Pointz Works Head to Trial

Posted April 10th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


Earlier this month, the graffiti-artist plaintiffs in the now-famous 5Pointz case scored an interim victory that is expected to send the case to a trial later this year. Our previous posts con… (read more)


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New York Appellate Court Rules That Invoices Are Not The Final Word On Determining Ownership Of Artwork

Posted April 4th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


A New York appeals court today issued a ruling in a matrimonial case that could have important implications for how courts will evaluate questions of title to artwork.  The case serves as a remin… (read more)


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