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Exploring Famous Unfinished Paintings in Google Art Project | Cezanne, De Kooning, Ofili (PHOTOS)

I have been writing about looking slowly, taking the time to see the visual world. My first column was about a Mondrian painting, and it included some closeups made with a special macro lens. After that, I turned to the question of boredom (are artists ever bored by what they make?) and the strange …

Can You Spot a Fake? The Trouble with Authenticating Art

SharesToday’s global art market is a billion-dollar business, with savvy collectors making investments in emerging and established artists for …

Inspiration Or Appropriation? Behind Music Copyright Lawsuits

Where do you draw the line between inspiration and appropriation when it comes to musical compositions? That question is at the heart of several high-profile court cases, including the recent "Blurred Lines" trial and a current copyright-infringement lawsuit involving "Stairway to Heaven." But it …

How to Officially Register Your Photographs with the US Copyright Office

When your finger presses down on a camera’s shutter button and captures a photograph, that photo is instantly copyrighted with you as the rightful …

New Delaware Freeport Offers New York Collectors an Art Tax Haven Close to Home

Galleries<p>Is Delaware the art world's new Switzerland?<p>,<p>US and foreign art collectors and dealers are flocking to a newly opened 36,000-square-foot, …

Real or forgery? Telling the difference is a fine art

Market Insights<p>Advanced copying techniques and skilled forgers can make it a challenge to distinguish a reproduction from an original.<p>One of the most …

Online Art Auction: New Rules of the Old Game

By Melissa (YoungJae) Koo* Name of the Game There are no federal rules governing auctions in the United States. Regulations governing conduct of …

Gold or Not? Scenery or Forgery? Art Reproductions Created for Film

by Mia Tomijima* “Woman in Gold” (2015) adapts for the big screen the story of Maria Altmann (1916-2011) and her legal battle against the Government …

From Napoleon to the Nazis: the 10 most notorious looted artworks

Looting has been part of human behaviour since ancient times. The Romans did it in their very first conquest, in 396 BC. They stripped the city of Veii of anything valuable and established a template for looting that lasted over 2,000 years. It was only in 1815 that the Congress of Vienna made the …

As fakes unnerve India’s art market, the trade is pushing for an antiquated solution

Anything that can be faked profitably, <i>will</i> be faked. Art, memorabilia, luxury goods, you name it. Wherever a big gap exists between material expenses and retail value, forgers will find a way to imitate products well enough to deceive gullible customers. Given that the difference between input …

Fine Art

Infamous Piracy: How the Lucrative Market for Forgeries is Transforming the World of Fine Art

By Emma Kleiner<p>Stories of art forgeries capture the public’s imagination in a singular way: fascination centers upon the art itself and the disbelief …

Ghosts in the Lecture Room: Connoisseurship and the Making, Appraising, Replicating and Undoing of Art’s Images

18 May 2014<p>On the 3rd of May, the Mellon Centre hosted a lively conference on the divisive subject of art connoisseurship – “The Educated Eye?”, now …

Artwatch

<b>“The more I read it, the more it looks probable.”</b><p>Above, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, the painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci and sold at auction in 2017 for …

Unsolved Art Heists: The Missing Paintings of Vincent van Gogh

Galleries<p>Learn the story behind some of the most infamous art world heists.<p>,<p>An estimated 5 billion dollars’ worth of art and antiquities are stolen …

Nazi-Looted Van Goghs Bring Ruin Upon Greek Woman

Art and Law<p>Doreta Peppas says she has spent $150,000 trying to authenticate her Van Goghs.<p>,<p>When Doreta Peppas discovered a box of Vincent van Gogh …

The Real Risks Of Buying Fine Art In Amazon's New Online Art Marketplace

<i>You have got to be kidding me!</i>, was my early morning reaction to the $4.85 million Norman Rockwell painting listed at the top of the sort-by-price column on Amazon.com. It is currently the most expensive offering on Amazon Art, the new “fine art” marketplace launched last week by the e-commerce …

ARTAUTH global trust label with online panel to research and protect art inventory diligently.

<b>ART TRUST LABEL PROJECT FOUNDING 2018<br>Support the social enterprise towards initiative and structured due diligence!</b><p>The gobal fine art trade is …

The Shifting Sands of Art Authentication: As Calder Foundation finds itself in court again who will have the last word regarding authentication?

By Irina Tarsis, Esq., Center for Art Law<p>On 3 March 2014, a well-intentioned Bill to amend the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law was introduced …

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Spencer’s Art Law Journal: Art Buyer’s Due Diligence. Do You Own It Free and Clear? by Gary D. Sesser and Kenneth S. Levine - artnet Magazine

Spencer’s Art Law Journal<p>Edited by Ronald D. Spencer<p><b>CONTENTS</b><b><br>Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 2010</b><p>Ronald D. Spencer<p><i>Editor’s Note</i><p>Elizabeth Kessenides<p><i>Fakes, Mistakes</i> …

Die acht Gebote

Unzählige Fälschungen bedrohen den Kunstmarkt. Der muss sich jetzt mit einem Kodex schützen.<p>In der vergangenen Woche wurde allein in New York über …

Zu echt, um schön zu sein

Bald eröffnet die Tefaf in Maastricht, die wichtigste klassische Kunstmesse. Kann auch dort das Gespenst der Fälscher die Käufer erschrecken? Die …

Suspected Fake “Wusear” Pulled at Last Minute from Dorotheum Tribal Art Sale

Auctions<p>Teased as a museum-quality piece, it might really be a museum-quality fraud.<p>,<p>At Vienna’s Dorotheum on Tuesday anticipation was ripe for lot …

Art Law Directory

One of our goals is to create a “Who is Who in Art Law.” This directory is the first step in that direction. As we are assembling information, if you …

Whois Gurlitt.info?

<b>by Irina Tarsis, Esq.</b><p>You know you are in need of a reputation management when the entire world knows your name and your address and nobody is …

Eine Frage der Fairness

Welfenschatz Eine Frage der Fairness<p>Die Kommission hat eine Empfehlung ausgesprochen: Der Welfenschatz soll in Berlin bleiben. Erfolgt also keine …

Das Museum ist das neue Casino für Kultursponsoren

Die Firma Eon zieht ein Gemälde von Jackson Pollock aus dem Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf ab und lässt es versteigern. Die einen freuen sich über die …