Spring

Matisse’s Return to Paris?

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The New York Times discusses how the family of Parisian gallery owner Paul Rosenberg has evidenced documents showing that “Woman in Blue in Front of Fireplace” was confiscated from them by the Nazis in 1941, and must be returned to them by the Norwegian Museum currently in possession.
This topic may be of particular interest to our Fordham Art Law Society blog readers, as similar issues of restitution are the focus of our Wednesday, April 10th panel discussion “Defining Cultural Ownership: Shifting Focus, Shifting Norms.”  Click here to register!

Instagram Upload Leads to Arrest

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ArtInfo reports that a Montreal artist was arrested yesterday for posting a photo of a piece of anti-police street art.

 

Met Director Discusses Recent Admissions Lawsuit

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The Met’s website is currently showing An Important Message from the Director in response to the claim that the museum’s ticketing policies were allegedly deceptive.

 

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.