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From Kiev to Kiev

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Commodified Objects or Prism for Human Condition? Opinion on Artworks & Their Context

By Dr. Gary Bagnall. In creating, curating, transacting or regulating artworks, differentiation of specific objects or processes as artworks is integral. A work is often...

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What is Art Law: Part I

On our reading list... By Irina Tarsis, Esq. Opinions vary on what exactly is 'art law.' Some believe it is a niche, and the lucky...

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From “The Origin of the World” to #SendNudes: Social Media and Censorship of Art

By Hannah Tager. WARNING: this article contains explicit content. In April of 2019, Instagram deactivated the account of American feminist art pioneer Betty Tompkins. The...

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It’s So Visual! Radio Ruscha

By Irina Tarsis. I’d sit alone and watch …~ Queen, “Radio Ga Ga” (1984)[1] Have you heard “Yes, we have no bananas today”? It was...

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I am not a Fan: Museums Acting and Reacting to Public Opinion

By Irina Tarsis, Esq. [caption id="attachment_30123" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Magritte, "C’est ci ne pas un Pipe" (1929). On public view at LACMA (78.7).[/caption] Self-censorship by museums...

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Art-Wash: Regulations of Museums, Donors, and Board Members

By Jacqueline Crispino. Museums are no strangers to scandals and protests. Controversies arise monthly, and have ranged from the ratio of men to women artists...

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From Italy to India: Cultural Heritage and the Risks of Climate Change

By Cates Saleeby. The global rising of temperatures, sea levels, and pollution rates indicate some of the problems that anthropogenic climate change can cause. The...

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It’s Not That Easy: Artist Resale Royalty Rights and The ART Act

By Laurel Wickersham Salisbury. The discussion of droit de suite, or resale royalty rights for visual artists, across the globe continues to be of interest...

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