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Spotlight: Swiss Federal Council Approves Creation of an Independent Commission on Nazi Looted Art

By Nikki Vafai In September of 2022, the Swiss Federal Council, the executive body of the federal government of the Swiss Confederation, voted to create...

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Art-istic or Art-ificial? Ownership and copyright concerns in AI-generated artwork

By Atreya Mathur Credit: DALL·E 2; text prompts (left to right): painting of a robot holding justice scales; painting of a robot-artist painting flowers; painting...

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Degrees of Transformation: Andy Warhol’s 102 minutes of fame before the Supreme Court

By James Parker The Supreme Court waited 27 years after deciding the 1994 landmark case of Cambell v. Acuff Rose to revisit the issue of...

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“Outsider Artists” and Inheritance Law: What Happens to an Artist’s Work When They Die Without a Will?

By Wenni Iben Introduction Today, Henry Darger (1892-1973) is known to the world as an artist celebrated for vibrant and vividly-colored drawings that now command...

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Case Review: US v. Philbrick (2022)

By Nikki Vafai At only 33, Inigo Philbrick managed to quickly rise in the art world and become an extremely prominent blue-chip art dealer, specializing...

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Protecting Chaco Culture National Historical Park: When Culture and Congress Clash

By KimberMarie Faircloth At the intersection of politics and culture there is usually a robust repelling force keeping the two from fully understanding one another....

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Case Review: Art Works, Inc. v. Diana Al-Hadid

By Nina Rice* The history of New York’s statutory law pertaining to the art market is relatively brief despite the state’s long held status as...

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Navigating Divorce as an Artist: Your Former Spouse May Have an Interest in your Art

From the Editors: For those interested in the mechanics of splitting marital property of non artists, read our article "good Art Ungly Divorce." By Nikki...

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Goldin Hour: The Opioid Crisis and The Arts

By Blake Konkol Nan Goldin, the revolutionary photographer known for her 1986 slideshow The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, once held her work for ransom from...

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From Sanctioned Persons to Seizure of Cultural Property: Insights into Current International Regulations

By Irina Strelkovskaya From the editor: Consider reading this article in connection with the following articles: Focusing on the Anti-Money Laundering regulations for the art...

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