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“Warhol Foundation Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit in ‘Prince’ Series Dispute”

I missed this last week, but:"According to the complaint filed on April 7, the foundation says that the works are transformative and that the defendant’s 'meritless' claims should be dismissed since she is well outside of the three-year statue of limitations on copyright claims. In response, [the photographer, Lynn] Goldsmith said that she was not aware of the similarities between the two works... | Read More

“Warhol Foundation Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit in ‘Prince’ Series Dispute”

I missed this last week, but:"According to the complaint filed on April 7, the foundation says that the works are transformative and that the defendant’s 'meritless' claims should be dismissed since she is well outside of the three-year statue of limitations on copyright claims. In response, [the photographer, Lynn] Goldsmith said that she was not aware of the similarities between the two works... | Read More

“Warhol Foundation Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit in ‘Prince’ Series Dispute”

I missed this last week, but:"According to the complaint filed on April 7, the foundation says that the works are transformative and that the defendant’s 'meritless' claims should be dismissed since she is well outside of the three-year statue of limitations on copyright claims. In response, [the photographer, Lynn] Goldsmith said that she was not aware of the similarities between the two works... | Read More

“A rare moral rights vindication in Detroit”

Derek Fincham has the details. John Jay College's Erin Thompson ("America’s only full-time professor of art crime") tweets, first, that the developer in the case "asked me to expert witness this case - told them to settle b/c artist had full #VARA rights - and they did!" and, second, "attn artists: [the case is] an example of how having a contract can prevent your work from being destroyed."... | Read More

“A rare moral rights vindication in Detroit”

Derek Fincham has the details. John Jay College's Erin Thompson ("America’s only full-time professor of art crime") tweets, first, that the developer in the case "asked me to expert witness this case - told them to settle b/c artist had full #VARA rights - and they did!" and, second, "attn artists: [the case is] an example of how having a contract can prevent your work from being destroyed."... | Read More

“Six Street Artists Threaten McDonald’s with Copyright Infringement Lawsuit”

Story here.  More outlaws asserting their property rights.... | Read More

“Peggy Guggenheim’s great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy”

I've never understood why the Donor Intent Police haven't taken up their case.

As I've said before, they seem a little selective about the issues they get worked up about.... | Read More

“Peggy Guggenheim’s great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy”

I've never understood why the Donor Intent Police haven't taken up their case.

As I've said before, they seem a little selective about the issues they get worked up about.... | Read More

“Returning the market value deduction to artists, writers and composers would encourage them to donate culturally and historically significant works to American museums.”

"This would not only relieve those institutions and the taxpayers who support them of the cost of purchasing such works, but also free those institutions to spend money on programs devoted to education and building."In a New York Times op-ed, Michael Rips argues for a fair market value deduction for artists.  People have been pushing for that for a long time, without much success.... | Read More

Bull Podcast

At Artsy, featuring Yayoi Shionoiri and Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.  Listen here.... | Read More
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