Art law

Israel’s West Bank barrier will not run through Palestinian world heritage site

But the Vatican is concerned that the planned barrier will still encroach on nearby Bethlehem properties

Published online: 25 January 2015

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Tuymans found guilty in copyright case involving political portrait

The artist’s painting of a Belgian MP’s sweat-bedewed forehead deemed too close to original photograph

Published online: 21 January 2015

Supreme Court rejects Norton Simon’s appeal in looted art case

Goudstikker heir can pursue her seven-year claim on Cranach’s Adam and Eve

Published online: 20 January 2015

German art consultant ordered to pay €19m damages

Helge Achenbach levied “surcharge” on art and vintage cars sold to Aldi supermarket heir, Düsseldorf court decides

Published online: 20 January 2015

Sotheby’s wins case involving questionable Caravaggio

A court finds the auction house was not negligent in its assessment of a work Denis Mahon later identified as by the artist’s hand

Published online: 16 January 2015

Achenbach trial begins

German art advisor has been in detention since his arrest in June

Published online: 11 December 2014


Giving back

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement estimates that, in the past six years alone, it has returned more than 6,600 looted artefacts...