In Memoriam

Image from Arts & Culture: 104 Walter de Maria died yesterday at the age of 77.  Although de Maria was not a household name, he had a huge influence on the Earthworks movement. Check out his piece, “Lightning Fields” (above), and maybe you’ll see why he is one of my favorites. In other art lawContinue reading “In Memoriam”

Heat Waves, Hot Topics: A Tale of Two DIAs

Some great links from around the Internets.  Stay cool people. DIA drama over deaccessioning plan.  Try to say that three times, fast. Also, Detroit has officially filed for bankruptcy.  This does not bode well for the Detroit Institute of Art. A member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council has announced that he plans to fightContinue reading “Heat Waves, Hot Topics: A Tale of Two DIAs”

Big Developments in Gardner Art Theft Case

According to The New York Times and CNN: Federal officials announced that they know the identities of thieves from the Gardner Art Theft. Also: an op-ed piece discussing the new findings As mentioned in our recent entry, the FBI is now using this website to collect information and locate the lost artworks.  Of note: the FBIContinue reading “Big Developments in Gardner Art Theft Case”

Art Law Articles of Interest

FBI Turns to Internet to solve $500 Million Gardner Heist – CNET It was the largest property crim in US history, one shrouded in mystery for 23 years. Now the FBI is turning to cyberspace as it trumpets a breakthrough in the case. When Art Finance Bets Goes Bad: The Downside of Third Party GuaranteesContinue reading “Art Law Articles of Interest”