Tag: Art and Law

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…
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Air Travel Is Rough, Even for Art: Christie’s Sues Delta Over ‘Damaged’ Gerhard Richter Painting

Delta Airlines wants you to “keep climbing,” but it might be better to spare your art the bumpy ride—at least according to one lawsuit. Insurer Zurich American is suing the airline…
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‘Livid’ Graffiti Artists Sue Fashion Label Vince Camuto for Using Their Artwork in Ads

A group of New York-based graffiti artists is suing fashion brand Vince Camuto for alleged misappropriation and infringement of their mural work after it was used in a recent marketing…
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Contested Gurlitt Trove Makes Its Press Debut at Kunstmuseum Bern, Though Questions (And Mold) Linger

After a lengthy legal tug-of-war, the controversial Gurlitt collection has arrived at the Kunstmuseum Bern. Items from the trove were presented to an eager press by museum officials on Friday. The collection…
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Glafira Rosales Ordered to Pay $81 Million to Victims of the Knoedler Art-Fraud Scheme

Glafira Rosales, the disgraced Long Island art dealer who is currently the sole person detained in the massive Knoedler forgery case, was ordered by a federal judge to pay $81…
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Did Hobby Lobby Buy Up Iraqi War Loot in Its Quest to Amass Biblical Artifacts?

Hobby Lobby, nationwide arts and crafts chain owned by an evangelical Christian family, professes a mission of “honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a…
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‘World’s Most Expensive Painting’ Actually Sold for $90M Less Than Reported: Suit

A legal battle in UK High Court has exposed formerly undisclosed details about a 2015 Paul Gauguin painting sale that at the time was billed as the most expensive artwork…
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The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether US Terror Victims Have a Claim to Iranian Artifacts

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear an unusual case in which American victims of a 1997 terror attack in Israel are seeking seizure of Iranian artifacts currently housed…
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Are You an Art Worker Drowning in Student Debt? This Congresswoman Wants to Help

New York Democratic Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez has introduced a bill that would assist arts workers nationwide in paying down their student debt, for as much as $10,000. If you…
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Vigilante Art Hunter Thinks He Can Recover the Stolen Gardner Museum Paintings Within Months

Solving the world’s most famous art heist, which saw 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, is no easy task. If anyone can do it, though, it’s…
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