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Could blockchain pave the way for resale royalties?

Interesting discussion here.... | Read More

Artist convicted of murder

South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, represented by Jack Shainman Gallery.  Story here.... | Read More

Held in the public ruff

The Museum of the Dog is coming to New York.... | Read More

“The jury could have determined that the actual use made by Defendants of the Plaintiff’s work was worth $75,000 per infringing copy.”

Findlaw:  Sculptor Wins Big in 9th Cir. After Billionaire Copies His Work.Decision here.  Background here.... | Read More

“Art Dealer Ordered to Repay Profits From Painting Sale”

Story here.  Decision, by Justice Ramos, here.... | Read More

Lawsuit Over Stolen Johns Drawings

Artlyst:  "A Canadian gallery has brought a federal complaint against a New York art dealer alleging he tried to give works by the American ‘Pop’ artist Jasper Johns official provenances."This arises from the theft of works by a longtime studio assistant of Johns, which resulted in an 18-month prison sentence for the assistant.Greg Allen says the new suit "is bonkers. Dorfman [the... | Read More

“Selfie Snapper Smashes Kusama Pumpkin Sculpture at Hirshhorn Museum”

Story here.  Will Goetzmann tweets that's a "[r]isk of people interacting [with] art. Her work is engaging and fun. Keep it accessible."... | Read More

“Removal of Student Painting in Capital Leads to Federal Lawsuit”

New York Times story here.  Analysis from First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh here.... | Read More

Eight Years for Spider-Man

NYT story here.... | Read More

“Rubin Museum of Art co-chair claims couple conned her into paying $18M for knockoffs of ancient Indian jewelry”

Daily News story here.  "'While Rubin was quite knowledgeable about various art forms, she had no particular expertise in jewelry,' the suit says."... | Read More
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