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Auction Sponsors

The Center for Art Law acknowledges the sponsors of the Art & Law Auction (June 11-27, 2019) and VIP Reception (Tuesday, June 25, 2019):


Athena Art Finance is a disciplined finance company specializing in art-based lending. Athena provides its clients with flexible options for debt financing secured by high-value artwork. Athena’s clients are high-net-worth individuals, families, trusts and art market professionals, and Athena works closely with them and their advisors, private bankers and wealth managers. Since 2015, Athena has provided over $245 million in financing for its clients globally.
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Focused on complex art litigation and dispute resolution, and a broad range of corporate and commercial art law matters, Herrick’s art law practice is regarded as one of world’s most prominent art and cultural property law practices. Our clients benefit from our firmly entrenched position in the art market, our decades of work collaborating with the industry’s important stakeholders, and the depth of our experience handling art-related concerns in every legal discipline, including corporate law, litigation, tax, insurance, intellectual property, white collar crime, real estate, and trusts and estates.
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Reception Host

Taylor|Graham is one of the most diverse and unique galleries in the world. They expertly handle American and European paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, covering all major and minor movements from Academic, Impressionist, Symbolist, Expressionist, Tonalist, and Modernist to Post-War and Contemporary. The gallery is distinguished by their museum-quality sculpture, also covering the above periods. As well, they selectively work with vintage and contemporary photography.
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Media Partners

The Art Newspaper, an online and print publication that covers the international art world, was founded in 1990 by Umberto Allemandi and Anna Somers Cocks on the original concept of Il Giornale dell’Arte, founded 1983. The Art Newspaper International Edition has offices in London and New York. Its unrivalled news and events coverage is fed by a network of sister editions, which together have more than 50 correspondents working in more than 30 countries, with editorial offices in Paris, Moscow, Shanghai and Athens. In 2014, Inna Bazhenova became the owner of The Art Newspaper International Edition and the licensed network in China, Greece, France and Russia.
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The Santander Art and Culture Law Review (SAACLR) is a peer-reviewed international journal published by the UNESCO Chair on Cultural Property Law at the University of Opole (Poland). SAACLR operates as a part of Santander Universidades projects, organized by the Santander Group, and is published on a bi-annual basis. The SAACLR’s primary mission is to advance critical research relating to the intersection between law, culture, cultural diversity, and cultural heritage. The journal is focused no encouraging young generation to involve in debate on the future cultural heritage law and challenges in art law. The journal produces reports on the latest events, conferences and seminars in the field of law, art, and cultural heritage, and promotes new social and scientific initiatives and inspiring publications. The journal is a media partner to many scientific and non-scientific events, as well as supports actors from the NGO sector in fulfilling their mission by giving media patronage or making their projects more visible via journal’s existing channels of communication, and social media.
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Auction Host

Paddle8 is a virtual auction house, offering fine art works and collectibles from the world’s leading museums and foundations, as well as curated works from the Paddle8 community of collectors, galleries and foundations.
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