Monday, March 4, 2024
 

Law vs. Art History


Jonathan Tobin, an avid Clancco reader, forwarded another story which adds to the “authenticating art” saga. In The Law vs. Scholarship, Georgina Adam and Riah Pryor of The Art Newspaper explain the chilling-effect that litigation has on art historical scholarship.

The news that a leading scholar felt constrained by legal advice from giving a full opinion on a group of drawings attributed to Francis Bacon highlights a growing fear among experts that they might be sued for giving their opinion.

 

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