Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Legal Developments"

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

Posted March 9th, 2017 - by


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)


Categories: Art Market, Fine Art, 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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Recently Enacted Federal Law Hopes to Facilitate Art Lending from Abroad

Posted January 26th, 2017 - by


Under a recently enacted federal law, foreign states have been granted sovereign immunity in controversies over the temporary exhibition of artworks and cultural objects on loan to the United Sta… (read more)


Categories: Art Exhibitions, Legal Developments, Museums, Nazi-looted Art
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