Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Museums"

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.

Recently Enacted Federal Law Hopes to Facilitate Art Lending from Abroad

Posted January 26th, 2017 - by Amanda M.F. Bakale

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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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)

Categories: Art Market, Fine Art, Legal Developments, Museums

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

Posted November 2nd, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

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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Appellate Court Sides with Defendants In Lawsuit Over “Confidential” Sale of Rothko Masterpiece

Posted October 11th, 2016 - by Kate Lucas

We have previously covered the litigation arising out of the 2007 sale of a Rothko masterpiece; the work’s seller sued the buyer and an intermediary dealer over alleged violations of a confidenti… (read more)

Categories: Art Market, Auction, Fine Art, Legal Developments, Museums, Provenance
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The Met Faces Litigation Regarding Nazi-Era Art

Posted October 5th, 2016 - by Lindsay Hogan

Litigation involving art displaced during World War II—and with it the continued focus on the need for adequate pre-acquisition due diligence—is in the news again with the recent filing of compla… (read more)

Categories: Fine Art, Legal Developments, Museums, Nazi-looted Art, Provenance
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