Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Forgeries"

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.

Appeals Court Upholds Jury Award To Sculptor For Copyright Infringement

Posted March 28th, 2017 - by


Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $450,000 jury award in a case against a businessman who commissioned knockoff copies of several of the artist’s sculptures. The … (read more)


Categories: Copyright, 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


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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Fake Old Master Painting Uncovered in Europe Raises Fears of More Sophisticated Forgeries on the Market

Posted November 2nd, 2016 - by


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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