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Anatomy Of The Consignment Agreement

 (Art has no value until it’s sold.  Until then it’s an obsession and a storage problem.) Even in the world of fine art a long standing business relationship based on…

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Putin’s Punim on a Pillow? Permissible?

The Putin merchandise quickly pulled from sale by Society6 (Society6/Mashable.com/Laura Vito George W. Bush, our former President and current amateur portraiture artist, recently nixed attempts by the website, Society6, to…

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Is it really real? Really ??

             People in the art biz have a joke, and it goes something along the lines of:  “Van Gogh created 200 paintings in his lifetime.  Of that number, 400 are…

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My Rockwell is…. Where????

           “Sport,” a typical Norman Rockwell piece mixing art, humor and whimsy, made it to the cover of the Saturday Evening Post during the first year of the magazine’s existence.…

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5Pointz Artists Call Foul On Owners!

  In a November 19, 2013 letter submitted to United States District Court Judge Frederic Block, the artists’ attorneys “advised” the Court that “under the cover of darkness last night,…

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GRAFFITI MECCA “5POINTZ” MAY BE TAGGED OUT?

In a head-on clash between powerful commercial real estate interests and graffiti artists under VARA, the real estate interests have scored a major victory…..maybe. We’ve posted previously about the fight…

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NEVER LOSE HOPE!

In a sign that miracles can still happen, German authorities uncovered a trove of 1,500 works in a Munich apartment hidden from public view for 70 years, first by Hildebrand…

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An Introduction To New York’s Fine Art “Multiples” Law: Some Protection For Purchasers of Multiples

  Article 15 of the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law (“ACAL”) provides art purchasers with substantive rights and remedies against art merchants who sell artworks produced in multiples. …

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U CAN’T TOUCH THIS!

Talk about the nexus between the worlds of commercial real estate and fine art !! A federal judge has temporarily halted the demolition of the famed 5pointz, a former factory…

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JOHN McENROE SMASHES HIS WAY TO ANOTHER VICTORY.. IN A DIFFERENT KIND OF COURT.

Score another win for Johnny Mac! On August 20, 2013, a New York court saved the tennis legend and former “Superbrat,”  from a fraud by Lawrence Salander, the owner of…

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