Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Art Market"

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 Rules Against Art Advisor Who Made “Secret Profit” From Sale of Basquiat Work

Posted March 9th, 2017 - by


Last week, a New York judge granted summary judgment for the estate of an art collector on multiple claims against an art advisor who brokered the sale of the collector’s Basquiat work and, unbek… (read more)


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Art Market Conference Seeks to Address Problems of Illicit Trafficking

Posted January 30th, 2017 - by


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)


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Forgery Case Highlights Importance of Pre-Sale Diligence

Posted January 27th, 2017 - by


Andrew Hall, a hedge-fund manager and art collector, filed suit against Lorettann Gascard, a former art-history professor at Franklin Pierce University, and her son, Nikolas, alleging that the Ga… (read more)


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Getty Museum Sued Over Negotiations Regarding Famed Italian Art Collection

Posted January 25th, 2017 - by


A new lawsuit was filed in New York federal court in mid-January against the famed Getty Museum over a series of negotiations regarding an Italian collection of classical art.  The plaintiffs are… (read more)


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Sotheby’s Sues Consignor To Recover Sale Proceeds From Auction of Allegedly Fake Parmigianino, Amid Continuing Fears About Old Master Forgeries

Posted January 19th, 2017 - by


In November, we wrote about increasing scrutiny of multiple Old Master artworks that have recently come under suspicion as potential forgeries.  Now, federal litigation has commenced in connectio… (read more)


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