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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...more

Painting on a Borrowed Canvas: When Property Rights Collide with Art

While most artists take pride in creating and protecting their works, many graffiti artists remain necessarily (sometimes famously) anonymous, since their art may also constitute criminal vandalism. In contrast to the...more

New Miami In The News: Weekly Recap

This week, David Beckham, Art Basel, MIA and a Global Diversity Summit all made headlines. David Beckham chooses Miami to build his soccer empire - According to reports, the international soccer icon’s MLS...more

Settlement Reached In Case Over Jesus Portrait In Ohio Middle School

In an earlier blog post, we addressed whether an Ohio school district violated the First Amendment by hanging a portrait of Jesus in a middle school. The portrait allegedly was a gift to the school board by a Christian...more

Russian Revolution Redux

The long-ago Russian Revolution has been fought anew in the Federal courts in New York. The case is Konowaloff v. Metropololitan Museum of Art, and it involves a lawsuit seeking to recover a Cezanne painting seized in the...more

Stealth Lawyer: Todd Neufeld, Balloon Twister [Video]

Jan. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Todd Neufeld, founder of The Twisted Balloon Company, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from intellectual property lawyer to professional balloon twister. Neufeld, who has...more

Stealth Lawyer: Nathan Sawaya, Lego Brick Artist [Video]

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Nathan Sawaya, a New York-based artist and author of "The Art of Nathan Sawaya," talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Winston Strawn LLP to creating...more

Art is Long, Life is Short: Estate Planning for the Artist and the Art Collector

I. NON-CHARITABLE TRANSFERS DURING LIFE Art is particularly well-suited for charitable transfers if the circumstances fit, but not all collectors or artists want to leave their art to a charitable organization. In...more

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