Art Law BlogPosts Categorized Under "Provenance"

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.

Trend Toward Voluntary Restitution of Allegedly Looted Artworks Continues

Posted March 9th, 2017 - by


While we often write about high-profile litigation over Nazi-looted artworks, it’s worth noting that in recent months, there have been a number of important examples of voluntary restitution, as … (read more)


Categories: Nazi-looted Art, Provenance
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Art Market Conference Seeks to Address Problems of Illicit Trafficking

Posted January 30th, 2017 - by


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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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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New Lawsuit Filed Against Bavarian State Over Allegedly Nazi-Looted Artworks

Posted December 16th, 2016 - by


The heirs of a prominent Jewish art dealer have sued the Bavarian state over a group of eight valuable paintings that were allegedly looted when the dealer fled Nazi Germany.  See Docket No. 16-0… (read more)


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