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Artist’s lawsuit against school that sought to cover up his murals heads to appeals court

A district court sided with the school in late 2021, but artist Sam Kerson hopes an appeals court decision will help keep his Underground Railroad murals on view

Following Basquiat forgery scandal, Orlando Museum of Art placed on probation by US museums group

Loss of American Alliance of Museums accreditation, which the museum has had since 1971, could complicate processes like borrowing works from other institutions

Is the graphic designer who refuses to create websites for same-sex couples an artist?

US Supreme Court justices debate whether obliging a Colorado woman to create wedding websites for same-sex couples violates her free speech rights as an artist

Son of revered realist painter Gregory Gillespie facing prison time over role in 6 January 2021 attack at US Capitol

Vincent Gillespie has been charged with nine federal crimes, including assaulting, resisting or impeding police

Miami—once touted as an NFT hub—suffers through enduring ‘crypto winter’

Amid high-profile bankruptcies of cryptocurrency companies and a dramatically shrinking NFT market, some art world players are pulling back while others double down

Collectors recruit new allies to help museums accept the treasures they are offering

For many museums, the offer of works of art can be more of a headache than a blessing, so potential donors are finding they must do some groundwork to ensure their gift will be accepted—and appreciated

Would you invest in art without seeing it? New scheme invites users to buy into securitised—but unnamed—art loans

Service offered by the New York-based alternative investment platform Yieldstreet promises healthy returns to investors willing to buy "blind"

How does the market judge 'juvenile' work by name-brand blue-chip artists? Two early Warhol paintings are about to find out

Offered next week at Phillip's New York, the works were made during Warhol's student days and bear no resemblance to his signature styles

US government withholds art made by detainees at Guantánamo Bay

Five years ago, a landmark exhibition of art created by detainees began touring the US. But a government U-turn has blocked works from leaving the prison, raising the question: whose art is it?

Art marketanalysis

For US collectors buying in London, the dollar’s strength may be their only advantage

While the relative weakness of the pound this season has given Americans at Frieze more buying power, many other factors may prevent them from making major purchases

NFTnews

Washington becomes first US state to tax NFTs

Although taxing non-fungible tokens is tricky because of uncertainty over where they are sourced, other states look set to follow Washington’s lead

What does New York’s abrupt winding back of auction house regulations mean for the art market?

The houses say they will not change their practices, but the move could mean more opaque bidding and guarantees

Inside the US military’s vast but rarely seen art collection

Many works depict enlisted soldiers’ day-to-day routine while some are even anti-war

Art marketanalysis

Experts fear New York City slashing auction house regulations could erode collector trust and confidence

As the city council cuts auction regulations, the houses say they will not change their practices, but the prospect of more opaque bidding and guarantees may prove irresistible

Looted Roman bust, bought from Texas secondhand store for $34.99, will be returned to Germany

The first-century marble sculpture, likely stolen by an Allied soldier during the Second World War, will go on view at the San Antonio Museum of Art before being repatriated to Bavaria

'The only way to stop the bleeding is to stop writing policies': climate change is making it more expensive to insure art

Global warming’s effects are impacting collectors’ bank accounts, especially in disaster-prone states like California and Florida where risky conditions have become the norm

Artist sues grocery store chain for unauthorised use of his mural in Super Bowl commercial narrated by Oprah Winfrey

The lawsuit, a re-filing of a case that originated in 2019, revolves around a commercial that prominently features a mural artist Chris Williams made in Des Moines, Iowa

Unlike paintings and sculptures, site-specific art lacks protection under US law

Recent disputes over the dismantling, relocation or recontextualizing of site-specific works have underlined the limited protections for such art

US museums revise Covid-19 safety measures amid Omicron surge, some requiring high-quality masks

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Harvard Art Museums have banned cloth masks, requiring visitors wear more robust face coverings, while other museums ponder new restrictions as cases skyrocket

Amid frenzied evacuation from Kabul, US embassy’s art is quietly shipped home

While many people with links to US military were left behind, State Department had arranged for art collection to leave Afghanistan

Antiquities trade should prepare for more government oversight

US Treasury Department issues a call for input on forthcoming regulation that aims to counter money laundering

US Copyright Office suggests Congress pass new laws to protect artists from state infringement

A string of court cases have allowed states to claim sovereign immunity when they have used images without permission, giving copyright holders cause for concern and few options for remedy

Lawnews

North Carolina film-maker’s copyright case against the state revived after Supreme Court denial

A district court will now consider whether Rick Allen’s footage of a pirate ship salvage operation was unjustly taken by state officials

Vermont Law School can hide a mural that offended students behind a wall, court rules

A 1993 painting of the state’s historic role on the Underground Railroad depicts Black slaves as caricatures, while white abolitionists are idealised

Lawnews

New York Supreme Court permanently bans gallery from showing ‘distorted’ image of artist’s work

Pat Lipsky had sued Spanierman Gallery under the 1980 Artist Authorship Rights Act for digitally manipulating a photograph of her Color Field painting Bright Music II

Lawnews

Colour balance: painter Pat Lipsky sues over digitally ‘distorted’ images of her work

The artist says photographs of her canvas Bright Music II, offered for sale online, have been altered beyond recognition as her work

Mystic’s Maritime Art Gallery to close as marine art takes a dive

The market for seascapes has plunged and younger generations are scuttling galleries’ hopes for a new collector base

Lawnews

Court dismisses Cady Noland’s lawsuit against collector and dealers who conserved Log Cabin sculpture

The conceptual artist, who disavowed the work, claimed that replacing materials without her consent violated the US Visual Artists Rights Act

Hobby Lobby sues Christie’s for selling it an antiquity authorities say was looted

The auction house knew that the provenance of an ancient cuneiform tablet inscribed with the Epic of Gilgamesh was made up, lawsuit claims

US copyright law comes under scrutiny as new legislation makes its way before Congress

A planned new mediation system, which aims to streamline copyright breach claims in the US, has loopholes that could deny artists justice, critics say