Sunday, April 21, 2024

More Judges Deciding ‘What Is Art?’ Question

I’m quoted in this article on art and European taxes by Daniel Grant.

A lot of art world questions that might normally be the purview of art critics, curators, dealers, historians and artists themselves increasingly are being decided these days in courtrooms by judges. A series of judicial rulings in England and Belgium involving a group of six video installations by artist Bill Viola and a light sculpture by Dan Flavin, which had been purchased in New York and imported to London, raised the what-is-art question once again. The issue was how these imports should be taxed[.]


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