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Are Warhol Works Meticulously Recreated By British Artist 30 Years After Warhol’s Death Authentic Warhol Paintings?

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In recent art world news, British artist Paul Stephenson has recreated some of Andy Warhol’s most celebrated works using the exact same materials and methods as the late artist. This has sparked a lively debate as to what...more

No Buyer For High Profile Francis Bacon Painting At Christie’s $130 Million Contemporary Art Auction In London

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In recent art world news, Christie’s fetched $130 million during its recent postwar and contemporary art auction at its Kings Street salesroom in London last Friday evening achieving a solid sell-through rate of 83 percent. ...more

Francis Bacon Painting Hidden From Public View For 45 Years Could Set New Auction Record In Europe

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In recent art world news, a painting by the late figurative artist Francis Bacon that has been in a private collection for the past 45 years and never loaned could become the most expensive art work ever sold at auction in...more

Former Knoedler Gallery Director Settles Final Lawsuit

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In recent art world news, one of the largest art scandals in New York has come to a close with the recent settlement of the last of ten lawsuits brought against Ann Freedman, the former director of the now defunct Knoedler...more

There’s No Crying In Baseball (Even When It Rains) – Famous Rockwell Painting Of Three Umpires Assessing Rain Sells For $1.6M At...

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Norman Rockwell is as famous as apple pie for his iconic depictions of American life. Once shunned by the art world as an ordinary illustrator, Rockwell’s saccharine vignettes are now prized paintings....more

International Foundation For Art Research (IFAR) Issues New Provenance Guide

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In the wake of more WWII/Nazi era stolen art legal battles, the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) has issued a new Provenance Guide, which highlights the importance of archival research, and states that...more

Sotheby’s London Sells Portrait Of An Old Women As Authentic Rubens And Fetches 20 Times The Original Hammer

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In March 2016, a US auction gallery sold an Old Master oil painting (a sketch of an old woman) for $27,000. The sale price was nearly double the high auction estimate of 15,000. However, when the same painting was recently...more

Five Prerequisites For Sign Approval From The Philadelphia Art Commission

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Are you looking to replace or construct a new sign in Philadelphia? Depending upon where your property is located you might first have to get approval from the Philadelphia Art Commission....more

Lessons Re-Learned From The No-Longer Highest Price Painting In History

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A recent trial in the High Court in London has highlighted a few notable truths about doing business in the art world. The trial centers around a commission allegedly owed to the famous Swiss auctioneer Simon de Pury, who...more

De Sole et al. v. Knoedler Gallery, LLC et al.: #FAKES

In the past, when one thought of “art” and “risk,” World War II–era looting and restitution often came to mind. While these issues are certainly still prominent, the importance of due diligence and risk management have...more

Trio Charged In New York For Selling Counterfeit Art Works

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In recent art news, known art fraudster Vincent Lopreto, who previously served time in prison for selling forged Damien Hirst prints, was charged in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday for selling nearly half a million dollars...more

Another Trash To Treasure Tale – Jackson Pollock Found In Garage To Be Sold This Month

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A Jackson Pollock painting possibly worth over $15 Million was found in a garage in Arizona among other knick-knacks and memorabilia. The painting was located because the homeowner was downsizing and moving to a retirement...more

Art Basel Opens This Week In Basel, Switzerland

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In recent art world news, premier international art fair Art Basel opens later this week on Thursday, June 15, 2017 and runs through the entire weekend in Basel, Switzerland. In this art collectors’ paradise, modern and...more

Rockefeller Estate To Be Auctioned Off For Charity May Break Record For Most Valuable Collection Ever Sold At Auction

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In recent art world news, Christie’s in New York announced this week that it will auction off 2,000 items from the estate of the late David Rockefeller, who was the last living grandson of American industrialist John D....more

Basquiat Painting Sells For $110.5 Million At Sotheby’s Auction And Sets A Number Of Records

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In recent art news, a vibrant painting of a skull, “Untitled” (1982), by the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s last Thursday evening and earned the distinction of becoming the sixth most...more

Dutch Restitution Policy For Return Of Nazi Looted Art Under Scrutiny

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In recent art world news, recent restitution efforts of the Netherlands for returning looted art have come under scrutiny. Some international critics assert that Dutch policies for restitution of looted art have become...more

Stolen Norman Rockwell Returned After 40 Years

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ArtNet news recently reported that the painting of a slumbering child painted by American illustrator Norman Rockwell (pictured below) has been returned to its rightful owners by the FBI. The recently recovered work has been...more

Art Scholars’ Role In Art Sales Scrutinized

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In recent art news, longtime collaborators and respected art scholars, Emma C. Bunker and Douglas A. J. Latchford, who had become authorities on Southeast Asian antiquities in which their approval could virtually guarantee an...more

The Avant-Garde Nun Who Created The World’s Largest Copyrighted Work Of Visual Art

We are approaching the end of holiday travel season and you have likely been a visitor or had visitors over the past several weeks. If in your travels you’ve had cause to drive along interstate Route 93 just south of Boston,...more

Is Coopting Graffiti's Street Cred a Fair Use?

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Estate of Graffiti Artist Sues McDonald’s Over Fast-Food Décor - The estate of Dashiell “Dash” Snow, better known as graffiti artist “Secret Snow”—has sued McDonald’s over allegedly infringing use of Snow’s street art...more

You Just Used My Picture Without Permission?

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Artist Richard Prince’s exhibit entitled “New Portraits’’ was displayed at New York City’s Gagosian Gallery and Frieze New York during the summer of 2015. This exhibit featured screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos....more

Just Between Us: Buyer of Rothko Painting Sued for Breach of Confidentiality

Confidentiality provisions are not a new or novel inclusion in agreements for the sale of assets, let alone the sale of artwork. However, the extremely drawn out case of Hoffman v. L&M Arts, et al, presents a rather odd view...more

Delivery Dilemma

Blue Art Limited, a UK company (“Blue Art”), is suing art dealer David Zwirner and his gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New York and London, for breach of contract and fraudulent concealment and inducement, regarding an...more

Making Sense of the Peter Doig Trial and the Authentication Fallout

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As was reported in detail by the New York Times and others earlier this week, artist Peter Doig prevailed in what most agree was the strangest art related trial in many years. In a nutshell, Doig was accused by a former...more

Artists, Entertainers and Mediation: Where the paths meet

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I’m a lawyer and have been a full-time mediator for more than 20 years. Before I went to law school, I spent 10 years working as a professional dancer, seven as a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I didn’t...more

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