Thursday, January 27, 2022

Marcel Duchamp archives now online, free of charge

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, and the Association Marcel Duchamp have digitized their vast archives of material on the Dadaist and placed it online, where it is free to all. Enjoy!


Hermès suing artist over Birkin bag NFTs

Hermès is suing NFT creator Mason Rothschild.


The Art & Law Coloring Book

If you have kids at home and want them to do something fun and educational, try the Art & Law Coloring Book, an ongoing project by The Art & Law Program. Really a great collection of drawings by great artists, including:

Emma Jane Bloomfield
Damien Davis
Molly Dilworth
João Enxuto
Soda Jerk
Clare Kambhu
Alexandra Lerman
Erica Love
Douglas Melini
Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento
Melinda Shades
Elisabeth Smolarz
Gabriel Sosa
Alfred Steiner
Valerie Suter

Happy coloring!


What are NFTs and what does it mean to own one?

If you’re confused as to what the hell NFTs are, particularly art NFTs, here’s a new article by Alfred Steiner that pretty much walks you through and safely out of the NFT hell.

In his article, Steiner explains what NFTs are and what it means to own one. He also discusses why that meaning of ownership—which may appear novel to many—isn’t new at all when considered against the backdrop of the market for conceptual art. Steiner concludes with some observations about how NFTs may be good and bad for the art industry.


Warhol Foundation petitions U.S. Supreme Court

Warhol’s estate says there is a “cloud of legal uncertainty over an entire genre of visual art.”

A little drastic perhaps but if there’s a fair use case the U.S. Supreme Court would grant a hearing, it’s probably this one.


Another argument for artist resale rights

Right here.


Remembering Dave Hickey

Some of my art teachers told me to hate this guy. Instead, I ended up loving him. He was brilliant.


Clancco, Clancco: The Source for Art & Law,, and Art & Law are trademarks owned by Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento. The views expressed on this site are those of Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento and of the artists and writers who submit to They are not the views of any other organization, legal or otherwise. All content contained on or made available through is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed, nor is anything submitted to treated as confidential.

Website Terms of Use, Privacy, and Applicable Law.

Switch to our mobile site