Music, Brushstrokes, and Copyright: A Broadway Musical’s Tribute to a Visual Artist
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
2d ago
By Eric J. Simon “I was the first woman to paint cleanly, and that was the basis of my success. From a hundred pictures, mine will always stand out. And so the galleries began to hang my work in their best rooms, always in the middle, because my painting was attractive. It was precise. It was ‘finished.’” ~ Tamara de Lempicka. Tamara’s art and life story take center stage in the new musical Lempicka. A visual artist’s work typically appears in a theatrical work’s background as design and production elements. Elements meant to complement and aid the story while avoiding the audience’s full at ..read more
Visit website
Diversity-Fraud: Accent Delight v. Sotheby’s
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
1w ago
By Suzanna Neal and the Center for Art Law Team On January 30th, 2024, the trial of Accent Delight International Ltd. (Accent Delight), an offshore company with Dmitry Rybolovlev as the ultimate beneficial owner, v. Sotheby’s, an international auction house, was put to rest after the jury decided in favor of Sotheby’s. Specifically the jury found that the auction house was not responsible for aiding Yves Bouvier, a Swiss art dealer, in defrauding Rybolovlev of millions of dollars. Starting on January 9th, the parties pleaded their case revolving around the decade-long legal battle between Bouv ..read more
Visit website
The Inside Job: Who is Protecting Art Museums from Themselves?
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
1w ago
By Lily Elkwood When most people think of art theft, they imagine something out of a spy movie, a villain trying to steal a masterpiece or a criminal mastermind in his evil lair plotting how to evade the highest security measures. In many cases, art thieves are the very individuals responsible for taking care of museums.[1] The security guards, the curators, the researchers, and even the summer intern are “the criminal masterminds” stealing from some of the most important cultural institutions in the world. The Issue Ittai Gradel, a gem dealer, was searching eBay when he found what was adverti ..read more
Visit website
Case Review: Reif v. The Art Institute of Chicago (2023)
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
1w ago
By Amanda Buonaiuto   Introduction The legal case Reif v. The Art Institute of Chicago,[1] brought by the heirs of Fritz Grünbaum, a prominent Jewish cabaret performer and art collector. Grünbaum’s heirs sought declaratory judgment, conversion, and replevin in connection with the alleged theft of Egon Schiele’s masterpiece, Russian Prisoner of War (1916). The plaintiffs claimed that the artwork was unlawfully seized by the Nazi regime during Grünbaum’s imprisonment in the Dachau Concentration Camp. While he was held in captivity, he was coerced into signing a power of attorney, granting h ..read more
Visit website
WYWH: “Art Law Colloquium: Provenance Research & the Law” with Megan Bill
Center For Art Law
by Karina Lytvynska
2w ago
By Harper Johnson On January 26, 2024, the Center for Art Law hosted a virtual Art Law Colloquium on Provenance Research & the Law, with guest speaker Meghan Bill. Bill is the Coordinator of Provenance Research at the Brooklyn Museum and has worked at the Museum for about 10 years. She is also currently earning her JD at Fordham University School of Law. During her presentation, Bill spoke about what provenance is, why it is important and how provenance research is conducted. She wove in fascinating stories about objects she has researched at the Brooklyn Museum from their collection of ne ..read more
Visit website
Who owns African Art?
Center For Art Law
by Olya Gurevich
3w ago
By Delela Ndela and Adenike Fapohunda The ongoing conversation about the ownership of African art tends to center historical works and cultural artifacts. From the Benin Bronzes to the body of Sarah Bartmann, the relationship between African cultural production and the west has been characterized in great part by theft, violence, and the outright objectification of African bodies. In a political climate where redress and reparations for colonial crimes are becoming increasingly mainstream, it’s only natural that the return of stolen objects would be a leading demand of African progressives. Ho ..read more
Visit website
US Museums Return Schiele artworks to the heirs of Fritz Grünbaum
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
3w ago
Dear Reader, This content is restricted and available on demand. Please consider become a premium member or Buy Access Thank you for your interest in our work! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email ..read more
Visit website
Parody: Perspectives from the U.S and Japan
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
3w ago
Dear Reader, This content is restricted and available on demand. Please consider become a premium member or Buy Access Thank you for your interest in our work! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email ..read more
Visit website
Cultural Property, Policy, and Politics: Safeguarding China’s Antiquities through Bilateral Agreements
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
1M ago
By Roxana Wang Chinese cultural property has a history of being vulnerable to illicit trafficking. The scattering of invaluable Chinese artifacts during the “century of humiliation (1839-1949)” is frequently evoked in China’s national narrative. While cultural property lost in the 19th and early 20th centuries is hard to reverse, China is taking action to stall the continuous illicit exportation of its artifacts. Part of the effort is to sign MOUs with the U.S. under the framework of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CPIA). In May 2023, China requested an extension of the ..read more
Visit website
Repatriation, Reconciliation, and the Nuxalk Totem Pole
Center For Art Law
by centerforartlaw
1M ago
Dear Reader, This content is restricted and available on demand. Please consider become a premium member or Buy Access Thank you for your interest in our work! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Email ..read more
Visit website

Follow Center For Art Law on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR