Art blog and news source Art Van Africa interviewed Robert Darwell, head of Sheppard Mullin’s Transactional Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice Group, on the criminal trade of art theft. To read the exclusive interview, visit http://www.artvanafrica.com/robert-darwell-on-art-theft/.
- Untitled by Michael Goldberg, 1986 Oil and pastel on paper 29.25 x 27.75 inches
- Spannocchia – NY XV by Michael Goldberg, 1986 Oil on canvas 79 x 79 inches
- Spannocchia – NY IV by Michael Goldberg , 1986 Oil on canvas 86.5 x 85.5 inches
- Untitled by Michael Goldberg, 1951-2 Oil on canvas 57 x 50.25 inches
Collection of University Art Museum, CSULB. Gift of the Gordon F. Hampton Foundation, through Wesley G. Hampton, Roger K. Hampton, and Katharine H. Shenk
The LA Chapter of ASA is proud to host this special event featuring: Debra Burchett-Lere, Acting President and Director of The Sam Francis Foundation and Christine Steiner, Art Attorney at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
A number of panels, organized by IFAR (International Foundation for Art Research), Christie’s, and the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association, have been held in recent months pertaining to the issues involving artists’ foundations, authentication, the legal environment, lawsuits, artists’ catalogues raisonnés, and the impact on the art market. The distinguished speakers, from both the art and legal worlds, will continue the dialogue.Continue Reading...
With New York's Fashion Week upon us, the time is appropriate to examine the intellectual property protections available to some of the most prominent artists in popular culture: fashion designers. No one would seriously question the great artistic talents of many designers. Their imaginative, inventive, and daring creations and their lasting legacies have pushed artistic limits of the fashion world for decades. And yet, despite being undoubtedly artists in their craft, fashion designers do not enjoy the same protection in their work under current U.S. intellectual property laws that their artistic peers enjoy in the worlds of visual arts, film, music and dance.Continue Reading...
The success of the art market depends largely on confidence in the authenticity of artists’ works. Traditionally, a work in an artist’s “catalogue raisonné” has been key to confirming the authenticity, and thus value. To that point, a recent lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (“S.D.N.Y.”) regarding a purported Jackson Pollock work underscores the importance of the catalogue raisonné in pre-purchase due diligence, and shows that omission from the catalogue could be potentially disastrous to the value of a work. See Lagrange v. Knoedler Gallery, LLC, 11-cv-8757 (S.D.N.Y.) (filed Dec. 1, 2011).Continue Reading...
Christine Steiner joins us from her private practice, having previously served as secretary and general counsel of the J. Paul Getty Trust and the assistant general counsel of the Smithsonian Institution.
In the age of skyrocketing auction prices, the explosion of global art fairs, and increased digitization from iPad masterpieces to the Google Art Project, how are artists, galleries, and cultural institutions around the world adapting to recent trends? Gain insights on how the boundaries of law and conventions of business shape the arts in 2011. Take this opportunity to learn about licensing, digital innovation, and sponsorship in the profit and non-profit arts landscapes with a round table of Los Angeles thought-leaders. Join USC Art Law Society and Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP, for a dynamic dialogue on the Business of Art for 2011.
Harvard Law School recently announced the formation of the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law (“JSEL”). JSEL will provide the academic community, the sports and entertainment industries, and the broader legal profession with scholarly analysis and research related to the legal aspects of the sports and entertainment communities.