Art Law Blog

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.

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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Getty Museum Sued Over Negotiations Regarding Famed Italian Art Collection

Posted January 25th, 2017 - by


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
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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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Prince’s Disavowal of Ivanka Trump Work Raises Questions About An Artist’s Role In Defining His Oeuvre

Posted January 17th, 2017 - by


Richard Prince is no stranger to controversy; indeed, it’s arguably an essential element of his art.  We’ve written in recent years about several copyright infringement cases against Prince invol… (read more)


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