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The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    $8.5 billion

    $8.5 billion
    That's the value of the Detroit Institute's collection according to an appraisal commissioned by one of the City's largest creditors.
  • Jul 23

    Interesting Sales Tax Decision

    Interesting Sales Tax Decision
    (How often do you get to say that?)  It involves the dealer Richard Feigen.  He sold a painting in 2004 for $2.5 million and paid sales taxes of $215,000 to the NY authorities in 2005.  In 2011, it emerged that the painting was…
  • Jul 22

    Corcoran Update: Nine members of Save the Corcoran get standing (UPDATED)

    Corcoran Update: Nine members of Save the Corcoran get standing (UPDATED)
    The Washington Post confirms.  The amusing thing about this one is that the Hall Monitors don't know how to feel about it.  On the one hand, they're against the proposed plan because they're against everything they care deeply…
Rank this Week: 82

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jul 28

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment

    Cariou v. Prince: Toward a Theory of Aesthetic-Judicial Judgment
    Here’s another new law review article on Cariou v. Prince, and this time it’s from yours truly in collaboration with art historian and curator, Lauren van Haaften-Schick. The article is the product of a paper I presented at Texas…
  • Jul 24

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation

    Exhibition: To Shoot a Kite, at the CUE Art Foundation
    “In June 2012, Sesame Street introduced Alex, a new character on its online interactive program Little Children, Big Challenges. In the short educational video, Alex admits his father is in prison after skirting questions from his…
  • Jul 24

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie

    Court Case Claims Australian Art Market Is 30 Percent Forgerie
    On the heels of this Guardian article on why fake artworks may just be good enough, now this. A quick note on The Guardian article. The Walter Benjamin reference is a bit superficial. For Benjamin the aura did rest in the singular object, but…
Rank this Week: 382

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
Rank this Week: 296

The Cultural Property Law Blog

The Cultural Property Law Blog

Covers cultural property and heritage laws. By Kimberly L. Alderman.

http://archaeolaw.com/
  • Jul 15

    Notice to Reader

    Notice to Reader
    As of July 15, 2014 this site will no longer be updated.  However, the content will remain posted for your educational reference.  Thank you!Filed under: Archaeology Law
  • Feb 19

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there was, then I’d put this book next on the reading list. I haven’t read it yet, but since I’ve got so many books…
  • Feb 19

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch

    Archaeolaw Book Club: The Goldfinch
    OK, there isn’t really an Archaeolaw book club (unless enough of you harass me to start one!) But, if there […]
Rank this Week: 598

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1522

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Calling Attention to the Destruction of Heritage in Iraq

    Calling Attention to the Destruction of Heritage in Iraq
    Greed often motivates cultural heritage trafficking. The illegal looting, smuggling, laundering, and sale of heritage objects is typically undertaken to earn cash. But a far more insidious crime is cultural heritage assault, which targets the…
  • Jul 23

    Another Due Diligence Lesson as Becchina Archives Produce U.S. Court Forfeiture of Antiquities from Italy

    Another Due Diligence Lesson as Becchina Archives Produce U.S. Court Forfeiture of Antiquities from Italy
    Yesterday’s order of forfeiture in the case of United States v. One Attic Red-Figure Skyphos and One Apulian Red-Figure Bell Krater provides another example of why dealers and collectors must exercise stringent due diligence when…
  • Jul 14

    Dinosaur Cases Offer Due Diligence Lesson

    Dinosaur Cases Offer Due Diligence Lesson
    Cultural property attorneys should inform their dealer and collector clients that due diligence and a transparent marketplace are necessary to steer clear of contraband heritage that is offered for sale. That is an important lesson taught by…
Rank this Week: 4546

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts…

Law and Disorder: Performing Arts Division

Answers questions about basic legal and business issues, concepts, trends, problems, and practices important to the arts and entertainment field. By Goldstein & Guilliams PLC.

http://musicalamerica.com/mablogs/?cat=872
  • Jul 23

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!

    Welcome To The New Visa Reality!
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq. Dear Law and Disorder: We filed visa petitions for O-1 and an O-2 visas. USCIS is asking for a contract between each of the O-2s and either the petitioner or the employers. This has never been an issue before…
  • Jul 16

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?

    Is Ethics Only In The Eye Of The Beholder?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An artist we have been representing for over 10 years just told us that he is leaving our roster and will be joining the roster of another management company. We didn’t…
  • Jul 9

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?

    When Is A “Work For Hire” Not A “Work For Hire”?
    By Brian Taylor Goldstein, Esq.    Dear Law and Disorder: An orchestra commissioned one of our artists to make an arrangement of a work for them to perform. We agreed that it would be a “work for hire.” Now, the…
Rank this Week: 3671

Art Law

Art Law

Covers recent developments in art litigation and art finance. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://artlaw.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 23

    Forged Art: No Tax Refund for Untimely Refund Request on Fake

    Forged Art: No Tax Refund for Untimely Refund Request on Fake
    As the old saying goes – nothing is certain but death and taxes. In a recent decision, a New York Division of Taxation administrative law judge denied a prominent art dealer a refund on state taxes paid on a now rescinded $2.5 million…
  • Jul 22

    Art Theft: Third Largest Criminal Enterprise in the World

    Art Theft: Third Largest Criminal Enterprise in the World
    According to a recent Newsweek article, art theft is the third highest-grossing criminal enterprise, behind only drugs and guns.  A significant contributing factor to the prevalence of art theft is the fact that the art trade is…
  • Jul 18

    A Unique Blend Of Artist Collective And Hedge Fund To Benefit Artists From Around The World

    A Unique Blend Of Artist Collective And Hedge Fund To Benefit Artists From Around The World
    A fascinating article on Bloomberg.com recently highlighted the globally based Artist Pension Trust (APT), which is claimed to hold the largest global collection of contemporary art, including 10,000 contributed artworks from 2,000 artists in…
Rank this Week: 4723

Creative Arts Advocate

Creative Arts Advocate

Covers intellectual property, entrepreneurship, technology, social media, fashion and entertainment

http://creativeartsadvocate.com/
  • Jul 9

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer

    New York Ivory Ban Helps Elephants, Hurts Art Dealer
    A new law in New York will limit the sale of ivory, following recent federal guidelines.  These new limits may impede on the art world, specifically the lucrative trade of […]
  • Jul 8

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection

    Art Handlers Look to Unions for Employment Protection
    The archetype of a starving artist doesn’t conjure up thoughts about labor laws, employment disputes or, really, even working at all.  However, for many artists these legal issues are a […]
  • Jun 30

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing

    Portnow Raps to Congress about Music Licensing
    Anyone who follows legal issues in the music industry is at least vaguely aware of some of the multitude of challenges that music licensing has faced as the industry has […]
Rank this Week: 2353

Art Law Gallery

Art Law Gallery

Covers news and updates on legal issues facing the art world. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.artlawgallery.com/
Rank this Week: 4724

Legal Muse

Legal Muse

For businesses and individuals who listen to their muses to create. By Kenneth L. Kunkle.

http://legal-muse.com/
  • May 5

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study

    Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions for Music Licensing Study
    From the United States Copyright Office NewsNet 542 May 5, 2014 The U.S. Copyright Office will hold a series of public roundtables to gather input for its music licensing study. The roundtables will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on June…
  • Apr 23

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem

    Pied Piper’s Trademark Problem
    On a recent episode of HBO’s new show Silicone Valley, the hapless coders find themselves in a bind when they realize that the “placeholder” company name “Pied Piper, Inc.” was already in use by Pied Piper…
  • Apr 17

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma

    The Vivian Maier Dilemma
    Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a nanny living in Chicago and New York during the 50′s and 60′s.  She was also a photographer whose work involved sizable numbers of photos taken of street scenes.…
Rank this Week: 4232

Art Law Blog

Art Law Blog

Covers art law, copyright, art dealers, museums and art law litigation. By Bryan Cave.

http://artlawteam.com/
Rank this Week: 4726

Museum Law Blog

Museum Law Blog

Covers issues in museum law, including deaccession and intellectual property.

http://museumlaw.wordpress.com
  • Nov 2

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)

    The Gift – Or Sale – That Keeps On Giving (California Royalty Act)
    Dust off your collection sale check-list and add another set of boxes of bases to cover when you are contemplating the sale or exchange of artwork from your collection. Perhaps in reaction to the dreadful state of the economy, or perhaps in…
  • Aug 26

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern

    Twitter Squatting – A Growing Concern
    Recently a client of mine forwarded an email it received from a Twitter user which read in part “I have been told that your company uses the ___________ name in its ordinary course of business.  I happen to own the _____ name and would be…
  • Aug 26

    Deadline Extended: March 1, 2010 Proposed New Deadline for Data Seucity Compliance (MA)

    Deadline Extended: March 1, 2010 Proposed New Deadline for Data Seucity Compliance (MA)
    Once again, businesses handling the personal information of a Massachusetts resident have been granted an extension to comply with the Massachusetts Data Security Regulations.  The proposed new deadline for compliance is March 1, 2010.
Rank this Week: 4152