Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Authentication"

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.

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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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
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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)


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Forgery Case Highlights Importance of Pre-Sale Diligence

Posted January 27th, 2017 - by Lindsay Hogan


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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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 Kate Lucas


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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