Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Authentication"

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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


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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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)


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


Categories: Art Market, Authentication, Fine Art, Forgeries, Legal Developments, Provenance
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Prince’s Disavowal of Ivanka Trump Work Raises Questions About An Artist’s Role In Defining His Oeuvre

Posted January 17th, 2017 - by


Richard Prince is no stranger to controversy; indeed, it’s arguably an essential element of his art.  We’ve written in recent years about several copyright infringement cases against Prince invol… (read more)


Categories: Art Exhibitions, Art Galleries, Art Market, Authentication, Legal Developments
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Suit Over Cady Noland Artwork Ends Without Significant Ruling on VARA

Posted January 3rd, 2017 - by


We’ve written before about conceptual artist Cady Noland, whose works command huge prices in the market, but who has a history of being highly particular about how her creations are installed, ma… (read more)


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