Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Art will give you indigestion

It’s a super-silly question to which Artsy’s Isaac Kaplan has a few answers.


How to open your own art museum

If you’re tired of donating art from your private art collection, or you’d like to curate your own rigorous art exhibitions, here’s a good option (WSJ subscription required).


Thinking of joining a nonprofit board?

If you’ve ever been asked to join an arts nonprofit, or thought about making yourself available, here are some things to think about before you make the big leap.

Lots of perks to these board member positions, but also quite a few burdens. Think about it. (WSJ subscription required.)


NYC’s Met Museum doesn’t bow down to censorship pressure

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has decided not to take down a Balthus painting of a young girl, Thérèse Dreaming (1938), that an online petition calls “sexually suggestive”.

It’s good to see that some art institutions are standing by artistic expression. More here.



Adidas settles IP dispute with Art Basel

Art Basel and its Swiss parent company, MCH group, have settled their legal case against Adidas over the limited edition trainers that the German sportswear giant designed using the art fair’s trademark. The shoes were distributed for free during Art Basel Miami Beach last year.

More here.


What’s with old artworks and copyright protection?

One question we’ve received after the mega-million da Vinci auction is whether that particular artwork is still protected by U.S. copyright laws. Here’s a timely overview that just may answer that nagging question.


Government claims Guantanamo detainee art is U.S. property

And thus, the U.S. government can do what it wants with that artwork, including burn it. If the U.S. government was smart, they would put it up for auction at Christie’s and with the billion-dollar proceeds, pay off the national debt.


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