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Jasper Johns Assistant Sentenced for Thefts

James Meyer, a former, longtime assistant to Jasper Johns who stole paintings from the artist’s Connecticut studio, was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $13.4 million to Johns…
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A Moral Defense for Copyright Breach?

The estate of Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s minister of propaganda, is suing Random House for breach of copyright and demanding royalties over a biography of Goebbels which was published in Germany in 2010; the English…
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Act May Allow Artists Higher Deductions to Donated Artworks

On April 14, Patrick Leahy, senator of Vermont, again proposed the Artist-Museum Partnership Act, which would allow artists to deduct the fair market value of artworks donated to museums, libraries, or other educational…
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Resale Royalties Bill Proposed for Visual Artists

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Photographer Wins Privacy Infringement Case

  Last week, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, found that privacy law does not protect individuals in glass-walled apartments from being photographed by an artist in a neighboring building.  The…
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Creative Time To Restage Tania Bruguera’s Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in Times Square

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Should Art Authenticators Get Insurance?

Ronald Spencer discusses insurance as protection for art experts in the most recent issue of Spencer’s Art Law Journal, published on artnet news.  As experts increasingly face the risk of expensive litigation when…
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