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“New Hampshire mother and son in art fraud case want $250 million”

What's interesting about that is that the mother and son lost the art fraud case. Collector Andy Hall won a $465,000 judgment against them in 2018.Now, "[i]n a lawsuit the mother and son filed, the pair allege that media outlets like The Keene Sentinel, New Hampshire Public Radio, The Concord Monitor, and the Monadnock Ledger Transcript, defamed them by reporting on the case incorrectly."... | Read More

“Creditors Are Chasing Bankrupt Auction House Paddle8’s Former CEO for Allegedly Mishandling Funds to the Tune of $1 Million”

Eileen Kinsella has the story here. Background here.... | Read More

Is this repulsive?

Architectural Digest: "French news outlet Le Figaro reports that the Mobilier National, the country’s national furniture collection, will auction off an estimated 100 pieces of furniture and objets d’art to raise funds for the Foundation for Paris Hospitals and French Hospitals."Does that feel repulsive to you? It doesn't feel repulsive to me.... | Read More

“Social Media Influencers Beware – Street Art Is Protected by Copyright”

A warning from DLA Piper's Michael Garfinkel.... | Read More

Clocks and other things that need cleaning

The latest weekly roundup from Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento includes a mention of my long-ago dust-up with now Pulitzer Prize winner Christopher Knight and also covers the cut up Damien Hirst print and Sotheby's struggles, among other things.... | Read More

“Brian Frye on Selling Art”

On Andrew Jennings's Business Scholarship Podcast.

Related: Against Deaccessioning Rules.... | Read More

“Brian Frye on Selling Art”

On Andrew Jennings's Business Scholarship Podcast.

Related: Against Deaccessioning Rules.... | Read More

An Update on the Fairchild Botanical Gardens Infringement Lawsuit

From Amelia Brankov here. Background here. Sounds like the Garden is taking a very aggressive, very artist-unfriendly position:"Last month, Fairchild moved to dismiss the artist’s lawsuit.  By its motion, Fairchild claims that it cannot be liable for copyright infringement because Munro’s artworks are not copyrightable.  Fairchild argues that Munro claims copyright protection in... | Read More

An Update on the Fairchild Botanical Gardens Infringement Lawsuit

From Amelia Brankov here. Background here. Sounds like the Garden is taking a very aggressive, very artist-unfriendly position:"Last month, Fairchild moved to dismiss the artist’s lawsuit.  By its motion, Fairchild claims that it cannot be liable for copyright infringement because Munro’s artworks are not copyrightable.  Fairchild argues that Munro claims copyright protection in... | Read More

An Update on the Fairchild Botanical Gardens Infringement Lawsuit

From Amelia Brankov here. Background here. Sounds like the Garden is taking a very aggressive, very artist-unfriendly position:"Last month, Fairchild moved to dismiss the artist’s lawsuit.  By its motion, Fairchild claims that it cannot be liable for copyright infringement because Munro’s artworks are not copyrightable.  Fairchild argues that Munro claims copyright protection in... | Read More
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