Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Auction"

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Old Master Forgery Story Update: Sotheby’s Files Another Suit To Recover Sale Proceeds, This Time From Sale of Allegedly Fake Hals

Posted March 9th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas

In November, we wrote about increasing scrutiny of multiple Old Master artworks that have recently come under suspicion as potential forgeries.  And in January, we posted about a federal lawsuit … (read more)

Categories: Auction, Authentication, Forgeries, Legal Developments
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Auction Houses Head To Court Over Allegedly “Scraped” Sales Data

Posted December 20th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

In the fast-moving and often-opaque art market, information is power—as seen in a recent lawsuit between rival auction houses over allegedly pilfered sales data. A complaint was filed last wee… (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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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)

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Victory For the Norton Simon Museum In Latest Chapter of Dispute Over Nazi-Confiscated Cranach Diptych

Posted August 24th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

We have written before about a long-running legal battle between the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, and the heir to a Jewish Dutch art dealer who fled the Netherlands in 1940.  The … (read more)

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