Alleged Fraud Regarding Historic Chelsea Hotel Art

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This ArtInfo article discusses Art at the Center of Real Estate Mogul’s $4.15-Million Chelsea Hotel Feud.  You can also view a copy of the complaint discussed in the article here.

 

Art for Nobody? Economic Troubles for Art Sales Site 20×200

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ArtInfo tells us more about 20×200’s current financial woes.  Will the many uncompensated artists and paying customers without their art lead to legal troubles for the once popular art sales website?

 

Auction Houses Set to File Reply Briefs on Resale Royalty Rights Appeal in April

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ArtInfo discusses a group of artists’ appeal and the state of resale royalty rights in general in this article.

 

Saltz Discusses Death of the Gallery Show

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Not directly related to the law, but worth checking out as big changes in the art market can mean big changes in art law: Jeffrey Saltz on the Death of the Gallery Show

 

Art + Copyright

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InterARTive is a periodical online platform for Contemporary art and thought, publishing thematic texts and online exhibitions.  Check out the current Art + Copyright Special Issue #50 for interviews, videos, editorials, and digital exhibitions exploring the intersection of artistic expression and intellectual property.

 

Fordham Art Law Society’s Inaugural Event

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Thank you to Steptoe & Johnson LLP for sharing news of our inaugural April 10th panel, “Defining Cultural Ownership: Shifting Focus, Shifting Norms.”  We’re looking forward to hosting partner Evan Barr.  Be sure to not miss out and click here to RSVP.

 

Warning to UK Museums over Qatar’s Human Rights Record

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The Art Newspaper explains how the human rights appeal of an imprisoned Qatari poet has raised serious questions about freedom of expression, affecting several UK museums’ related exhibition programming.

Turkish New Wave

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The Economist fills us in on how the Turkish authorities have recently launched a wave of cultural expansionism, building new museums, repairing Ottoman remains, licensing fresh archaeological excavations and spending more on the arts.

 

China to Host Warhol Exhibitions Without the Maos

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The Wall Street Journal says: though Warhol works will be shown at Chinese museums, any images of Mao will be excluded.

An op-ed in Global Times speculated last month that the images of Mao, which are often colored in pastels and bright colors and may appear to show the leader wearing makeup, could be considered disrespectful.