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17 Oct 2020, 10:49 am
Thinking more about Mark Stryker's excellent tweet yesterday --  where he basically says in one sentence what I've been trying to say here for about 12 years -- and Everson board president Jessica Arb Danial's excellent piece, I'm reminded of the initial question I had about this whole issue, as quoted in Jori Finkel's New York Times piece all those years ago:"Donn Zaretsky, a New York lawyer who specializes in art cases, has sympathized with… [read post]
10 May 2020, 6:00 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Knight, as some of you may remember, is the guy—sorry, Pulitzer recipient—that  got his clock cleaned by Donn Zaretsky in the fight over museums and deaccessioning. [read post]
27 Apr 2020, 2:52 pm by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Donn Zaretsky argues that the relaxation on deaccessioning restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic should stay in place…permanently! [read post]
24 Apr 2020, 1:23 pm by brianfrye
Most notably, Donn Zaretsky of The Art Law Blog has been lampooning it mercilessly for years. [read post]
18 Apr 2020, 9:00 pm by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
When I started my art law blog,, the only other art law blog out there was Donn Zaretsky’s (which he started months before mine). [read post]
17 Apr 2020, 2:54 pm by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Donn Zaretsky, long time champion of deaccessioning, says never-say-never: “It never made any sense to say there were no possible circumstances in which selling art to generate operating funds could be justified. [read post]
23 Feb 2020, 12:22 pm by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Donn Zaretsky seems to agree, “But the idea that significant statutory damages can be awarded in a VARA case even where actual damages can’t be proven could be a big deal. [read post]
9 Mar 2019, 5:45 am
  He discusses a number of reactions to the news, including mine:"Donn Zaretsky, publisher of the Art Law Blog, is a ceaseless opponent of the strict guidelines museum associations place on the use of deaccession funds (they can only be used to buy works of art that are meant to enhance the collection, and not be sold off to raise money for general operating support or capital needs). [read post]
13 Nov 2018, 8:27 am
 Site-specific cat.Sculpture by Wang Du, exhibited by the Museum of Cat in 2017Moreover, as described in the chapter by Donn Zaretsky,** we encounter the dispute between installation artist Christoph Büchel and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art as evidence of VARA’s [relative] success at granting relief to artists when “a museum behaves badly” (citing New York Times art critic Robert Smith’s, p. 50, ‘Training Ground for Moral… [read post]
8 Nov 2017, 6:56 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
As an added bonus, here’s a link to Donn Zaretsky’s shredding of the anti-deaccessionists. [read post]
1 Sep 2017, 1:29 pm by Brian Frye
As Donn Zaretsky of the Art Law Blog observed, Knight's most recent column takes the anti-deaccessioning position to its inevitable reductio ad absurdum endpoint: Here’s an idea: Don’t sell the art. [read post]
2 Aug 2017, 8:40 am by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Donn Zaretsky gives reasoned arguments against deep opposition to the Berkshire Museum’s plans to sell 40 works and use the proceeds for its endowment and to improve its building. [read post]
1 Aug 2017, 2:08 pm by Brian Frye
As Donn Zaretsky has observed over and over again at The Art Law Blog, this just doesn't make any sense. [read post]
31 Jul 2017, 1:42 pm by Brian Frye
Over at The Art Law Blog, Donn Zaretsky discusses the same case, in relation to several other related cases, specifically Pape v. [read post]
15 Jul 2017, 8:57 am by Brian Frye
" But as Donn Zaretsky of The Art Law Blog has observed over and over and over and over, this argument is just incoherent. [read post]
5 Nov 2016, 6:21 pm by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
” With that in mind, when it comes to the practice of law as well as sharp insights on the hot debates concerning copyright, deaccessioning and authenticity, Donn Zaretsky is definitely at the top of this field. [read post]