Laura Gilbert

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Publishing company American Image Art strikes back in Robert Indiana case

Defendants in the much-publicised lawsuit allege the Morgan Art Foundation “duped” the US artist into giving up certain rights to his art

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Art law

New tribunal aims to provide expertise and impartiality for art disputes

The forthcoming Court of Arbitration for Art could cut costs and time, add anonymity

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Law

Legal battle over Modigliani painting rumbles on

A New York State judge’s decision keeps a claim on Seated Man with a Cane alive

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Art market

Tough new scrutiny by district attorney rattles New York antiquities trade

Will New York district attorney’s new unit clean up the antiquities market—or shut it down?

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Street art

New York judge awards 5Pointz street artists $6.75m for whitewashed works

The developer’s destruction of their legally protected art was “an act of pure pique and revenge”, the court found

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Street art

Should street art be protected? New York’s 5Pointz lawsuit tests the US Visual Artists Rights Act

After a jury decided in favour of the street artists who sued over the destruction of their work, a Brooklyn federal judge is now considering the closely watched case

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Law

Appeals court allows heir to renew claim against Nahmad family over Modigliani painting

The convoluted case involves suspected Nazi loot, the Panama Papers leak and a shadowy shell company

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Photography report 2017

High-profile new lawsuits test the limits of fair use

Pending lawsuits surrounding Andy Warhol and Richard Prince could bring clarity to cases involving appropriation

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Law

Ann Freedman, former Knoedler director, settles final lawsuit

Ten cases were brought to court by collectors who purchased fakes through the gallery

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Law

Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian

Case will be closely watched for its interpretation of fair use for images posted via Instagram

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Nazi-looted Pissarro case can go ahead, says US appeals court

New law provides basis for Cassirer family to pursue 16-year legal battle over painting

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Germany can now be sued for the return of Guelph Treasure, US court decides

Judge’s decision in Washington, DC—and new law—clear way for further claims on alleged Nazi loot from heirs of Holocaust victims

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Law

Lawsuit against art historian over fake Rothko settled out of court

The case against Oliver Wick was brought by the casino billionaire Frank Fertitta

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Law

Germany can be sued for the return of Guelph Treasure, US court decides

A Washington, DC judge’s decision, and the new Hear Act, clear the path for further claims on alleged Nazi loot from the heirs of Holocaust victims

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Art adviser ordered to pay $1m she made in private sale of Basquiat painting

The ruling in New York’s Supreme Court could serve as a warning to dealers and advisers

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It's time the art market got tough on fakes

Players in the trade acknowledge the problem, but disagreement over how to address it has resulted in a gridlock that helps to keep forgeries in circulation

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Knoedler

No further jail time for Glafira Rosales for her role in $80m Knoedler forgery scandal

The Long Island dealer says she was abused and coerced into committing fraud by partner who fled to Spain

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Deal or no deal? Phoenix Ancient Art sues Getty over billion-dollar Greek and Roman sculpture collection

The Swiss dealership says the museum cut it out of an arrangement to show the art, but the museum says they never had a deal