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French Court Supports Freedom of Authentication: A Win for Art Experts

Recently, the high court of appeals in Paris upheld an art expert’s right to refuse to authenticate a work of art.  While this decision took nine years to come to fruition, it validates an art expert’s freedom to make an authenticity determination that he or she sees fit, free from the pressures of legal liability … Continue Reading

The Architecture of Copyright

This summer, Pacific Standard Time’s world-class exhibits highlight the architecture that gives Southern California its unique reputation for modern but relaxed style. This series of exhibits, a Getty initiative, titled “Modern Architecture in LA,” maps the aspect of Los Angeles architecture that is often overwhelmed by residential structures, instead focusing on infrastructure and urban planning, … Continue Reading

Authentication and the Art Market: What Appraisers and Collectors Should Know

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, … Continue Reading

Fashion Designers: Legally Naked?

By Tyler Baker and Christine Steiner 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 … Continue Reading

The Year In Review

By Lano Williams and Christine Steiner The past year was packed with litigation that ranged from broad constitutional questions to the ever present scourge of forgeries. Art Law Gallery presents highlights of some of the most important cases:  … Continue Reading

Cherchez les Catalogues Raisonnés

By Tyler Baker and Christine Steiner 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 … Continue Reading

Join us for The Business of Art: A Forecast for 2011 – Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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. … Continue Reading

Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law — Call for Papers

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.  … Continue Reading
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