Tag: Art and Law

After 12 Years, a Trove of Stolen Hans Hofmann Paintings Has Been Recovered

A trove of stolen paintings by Abstract Expressionist master Hans Hofmann has been recovered by agency Art Recovery International, more than a decade after they were stolen from a fine…
Read More

Ice Cream Salesman Turned Art Dealer Swindled Elite Clients Out of Millions, Feds Say

A New York art dealer is facing federal charges for allegedly defrauding elite clients out of millions of dollars. The US attorney has accused the dealer, Ezra Chowaiki, of wire fraud…
Read More

Judge Rules German Master Printer Gerhard Steidl Must Repay Photographer for Lost Prints

Over the course of his 45-year career, publisher Gerhard Steidl has built a reputation as a printing guru. He has been sought out by the world’s best photographers for the…
Read More

Sotheby’s and Yves Bouvier Hit Back Against ‘Salvator Mundi’ Seller Rybolovlev In Ongoing International Feud

The Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev should be having a pretty good month. Last week, he turned a $270 million profit on Leonardo da Vinci‘s painting Salvator Mundi (c. 1500) in what is…
Read More

Top Brazilian Collector and Inhotim Founder Bernardo Paz Sentenced to Jail For Tax Evasion

Bernardo Paz, a renowned art collector and founder of one of Brazil’s most famous museums, Inhotim, has been sentenced to nine years and three months in jail for tax evasion,…
Read More

Berkshire Museum Auction at Sotheby’s on Hold After Last-Ditch Effort by Massachusetts Attorney General

Opponents of the Berkshire Museum of Art‘s planned sale of 40 works from its collection—including two multi-million-dollar Norman Rockwell paintings—have succeeded, at least temporarily, in halting a series of auctions…
Read More

Opponents of the Berkshire Museum Sale May Have Just Found an Ingenious Legal Loophole

In yet another attempt to halt the planned sale of works from the Berkshire Museum’s collection, a group of museum members filed a lawsuit in Boston today. The heirs of…
Read More

Former Directors Voice ‘Deep Disappointment’ With Artist Pension Trust as Tensions Mount With Artists

Could a push to charge artists a $6.50 storage fee completely hobble one of the art market’s most ambitious experiments in financial engineering? The Artist Pension Trust is as closely watched…
Read More

Manhattan District Attorney Says Antiquity Seized From the Met Should Be Returned to Lebanon

Two months after authorities seized an ancient head of a bull that was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a senior official in the Manhattan District Attorney’s…
Read More

A Magazine Publisher Is Suing Virginia’s Prisons for Censoring a Rubens Painting of Adam and Eve

An inmate in a Virginia prison is still waiting for the June/July issue of The Humanist magazine, which was rejected by prison censors over a depiction of Adam and Eve…
Read More
We feature all the art stories we can find so you don't have to .... email us if you have a story to share  EnglishFrenchGermanItalianRussianSpanish