Court

Why do courts lack conviction in art cases?

Collapse of Bulmer theft case is just the latest in string of failed art-related convictions

Forgeriesarchive

Fake graffiti reach courts as forgeries on market increase

Man charged with selling works imitating US artist JonOne as genre’s popularity continues to grow

Auctionsarchive

Trade let down by court ruling

Decision on auction houses’ liability for fakes finds in favour of buyers—but only on a technicality

Forgeriesarchive

Australian forgeries to be destroyed

Fakes were purported to be by Charles Blackman and Robert Dickerson

Norton Simon Museum of Art and Goudstikker heiress to go to court over fight for Cranachs

Marei von Saher claims they are Nazi loot, while Norton Simon believes it has legal title to the paintings

Serial faker, Vilas Likhite found guilty in Los Angeles

More bogus paintings are still out there, says LAPD

Foundation circumventing directions of Giacometti's late wife by limiting collection's exposure, says brother-in-law

Mr Arm, who previously contested his sister's will, now asks that part of the estate goes to auction

Lebanesearchive

Lebanese antiquities dealers prosecuted in US and Egypt

Hicham Aboutaam has pleaded guilty in the US to a Customs misdemeanour while his brother, Ali, is seeking to have his conviction by an Egyptian court nullified

Disputesarchive

Bacon Estate v. Marlborough gallery to go to High Court in January

Litigation may reveal the operations of one of London’s leading galleries and its Liechtenstein subsidiary

Marlborough sued over Bacon estate

Artist allegedly exploited and heir denied his inheritance

Piero Manzoni “Achrome” a fake

The court was convinced by differences in the artists' technique

Unescoarchive

New UNESCO protocol states attacks on cultural property during wartime will be criminalised

A new protocol allows for prosecution of organisations and individuals, putting pressure on art market professionals

Fake Fautrier: can you trust an artist’s heir?

In deciding that the certificate of the artist’s heir is no longer sufficient to prove a work’s authenticity, French courts will require auctioneers to be more thorough in future

The Sevso silver remains in Manhattan storage as court discussions continue

Hungary's appeal of the verdict that was reached in spring awaits a decision