Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Fine Art"

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)


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

Posted March 9th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


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 Amanda M.F. Bakale


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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Getty Museum Sued Over Negotiations Regarding Famed Italian Art Collection

Posted January 25th, 2017 - by Kate Lucas


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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