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Where Were We?

A few people have been kind enough to ask if everything was ok given the long radio silence around here. Everything is fine -- I've just had the growing sense that Twitter has killed blogging. I still feel that's the case and, as sweet and pleasant and non-toxic as things are over there, I have no intention of getting into the tweeting game. But in the back-to-school September spirit, I... | Read More

BREAKING: Cert Granted in Warhol-Goldsmith Fair Use Case

Big news.

Background here.

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Tell me again about the public trust ($30 million Picasso edition)

Bringing the blog out of hibernation just to remind everyone that a work of art, having fallen under the aegis of a museum, is held in the public trust, to be accessible to present and future generations. Unless the sales proceeds "will go toward acquisitions of new works for the museum’s permanent collection," in which case: screw those future generations.

A reminder, too, that... | Read More

Tell me again about the public trust ($30 million Picasso edition)

Bringing the blog out of hibernation just to remind everyone that a work of art, having fallen under the aegis of a museum, is held in the public trust, to be accessible to present and future generations. Unless the sales proceeds "will go toward acquisitions of new works for the museum’s permanent collection," in which case: screw those future generations.

A reminder, too, that... | Read More

Fordjour Suit Settles

Page Six has the scoop.  Background here.

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“This is part one of a two-part series on the rise and fall of the Artist Pension Trust, founded on the premise that artists could join together to create a shared nest egg in a precarious profession.”

What could go wrong?

For background, start here.

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“I have been hacked”

Collector loses more than $2m of NFTs overnight.

Alfred Steiner (whose piece on NFTs everyone should read) says: "Everyone understands how to store and safeguard paper certificates. Only a handful of computer scientists understand how the blockchain works. So NFTs involve a significantly higher degree of faith than paper certificates."

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“Earlier this month, Rosa was arrested in Portugal and extradited to the US.”

 Long story in the New York Post on the Christian Rosa saga.

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Warhol Foundation Cert Petition

 Story here. Background here.

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Warhol Foundation Cert Petition

 Story here. Background here.

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