Center for Art Law

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Event Archives

The Center’s webinars have become a staple of our offerings for the art law community worldwide. Speakers from across the globe share their expertise and insights with a worldwide audience of attorneys, artists and arts professionals, researchers, faculty, and students of both disciplines. Recordings of past events are available to Premium Members only.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022: Artist-Dealer Relationships Clinic with Anne-Laure Alléhaut, Esq., Counsel at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Join the Center for Art Law in listening to a keynote address by Anne-Laure Alléhaut on Artist-Dealer Relationships.


Tuesday, July 12, 2022: Artist-Dealer Relationship: Building Lasting Galleries with Fabian Lang, Judd Grossman & Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law in conversation with Fabian Lang, an art gallerist based in Zurich and Judd Grossman, Founder and Managing Partner of Grossman LLP as they discuss artist-gallerist relationships, the steps involved in building a gallery, and the complexities of drafting and negotiating contracts.


July 7, 2022: Workshop: Finding a Home for your Art Archive with Lisa Darms

Join the Center for Art Law and Lisa Darms, Executive Director at the nonprofit Hauser & Wirth Institute, for an event exploring the ‘behind the scenes’ on selecting and curating archives..


June 27, 2022: Artist Estate and Legacy Planning with Peter J. Caruso II

Join the Center for Art Law in listening to a keynote address by Peter J. Caruso II on Legacy and Estate Planning as a part of our Artist Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic.


June 16, 2022: A Primer on Artist Trusts: Part 1 with Melissa Passman, Jamie Johnson D. & Minelli Manoukian

Join the Center for Art Law, with Melissa Passman, Esq., Jamie Johnson Dutterer, and Minelli Manoukian, Esq. as we discuss the basics of artist trusts, the pros and cons, and the real-life experience behind making the decision to create one.


June 15, 2022: Some Like it Digital: Art and Law of Domain Names for Artists (And All) with Anne Gundelfinger, Kurt Pritz & Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law as we welcome Kurtz Pritz, former executive team member of ICANN, Anne Gundelfinger, General Counsel for the Unicode Consortium, and Irina Tarsis in a discussion on the art and the (political) science behind domain names and registrations.


June 6, 2022: Artist Dealer Relationships: Reading the Fine Print with Eric Aho, Dean Nicyper & Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law in conversation with Eric Aho, an artist represented by the DC Moore Gallery and Dean Nicyper, partner at Withers Worldwide. Together, the panelists will share their perspectives on art contracts and artist-dealer relationships from the view points of an artist and attorney. 


May 31, 2022: Some Like it Digital: Meet Me in the Metaverse with Massimo Sterpi, Jesse Damiani & Irina Tarsis

Join us at the Center for Art Law as we dip our toes and cast a glance behind the digital scrim to learn about art that imitates life in the space now known as the metaverse. 


May 25, 2022: Anti-Money Laundering Workshop: Compliance and Due Diligence for the Art Trade (the UK Edition) with Susan Mumford

Join the Center for Art Law in a workshop led by Susan Mumford on the impact of Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and what the regulations truly mean.


May 11, 2022: Museums and Deaccessioning with Jill Deupi, Katie Wilson-Milne & Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law in a conversation with Jill Deupi and Katie Wilson-Milne, moderated by Irina Tarsis, on the nuances and considerations regarding museum deaccessioning.


April 28, 2022: Information & Compliance: Legal Issues for Galleries with Tess Bonoli, Jana Farmer, Lawrence Shaw & Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law for a CLE panel discussing the information and compliance issues relevant to galleries in the online space including the topics of privacy, IP and ADA compliance.


April 26, 2022: Safe Space: How Artists Interact with Museums with Sriba Kwadjovie Quintana, Joel Ferree & Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law with Sriba Kwadjovie Quintana, Joel Ferree and moderator Irina Tarsis as we hear thoughts on the role of artists within the current and future museum world.


April 7, 2022: Workshop on Licensing and Negotiation with Catlan McCurdy

Join the Center for Art Law along with Catlan McCurdy, Esq. in a presentation that will cover a bit of both licensing and negotiation topics in an effort to make you a more informed licensor.


March 30, 2022: Artist Legacy and Estate Planning with Ralph E. Lerner

Join the Center for Art Law in listening to a keynote address by Ralph E. Lerner on Legacy and Estate Planning as a part of our Artist Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic.


March 2, 2022: Workshop on Provenance Research with Aubrey Catrone

Join the Center for Art Law as we discuss how to read and interpret provenance for works of art and sculptures, and discuss the questions we all have been dying to know about.


February 16, 2022: Immigration and the Artists’ O-1 Visa with Sanjay Sethi

Join the Center for Art Law in listening to a keynote address by Sanjay Sethi on Immigration and the Artists’ O-1 Visa as a part of our Visual Artists’ Immigration Clinic.


January 27, 2021: F is for Fake with Aaron Crowell and Irina Tarsis

Join us for an art law program Aaron H. Crowell, Partner with Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP, who represented plaintiffs in trial against the Knoedler Gallery. Mr. Crowell will discuss “F for Fake” in the context of the cyclical patterns of supply and demand that result in creating of art forgeries.


January 11, 2021: What’s in the Box: A Webinar on Art Storage with Simon Hornby, Hanoch Sheps and Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law as we discuss the nuances behind art storage. From natural disasters, liability, contracts to insurance we will discuss as much as we can in the time that we have!


December 30, 2021: Legacy and Estate Planning with Mara McCarthy

Join the Center for Art Law in listening to a keynote address by Mara McCarthy on Legacy and Estate Planning as a part of our Artists’ Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic.


December 17, 2021: Two Confessions of an Artist and a Lawyer with Oriane Cannac, Stephanie Drawdy and Irina Tarsis

Join us in a conversation where we cover everything art and law related from the perspective of both artists and lawyers, and as we reconcile our passion for the field beyond the legal profession.


December 10, 2021: NFT’s and All with Louise Carron, Kenny Schachter and Irina Tarsis

The Center for Art Law hosts a conversation about the abbreviation that has consumed all this year, from artists to auction houses, from collectors to art advisors. Before the ball drops in NYC this winter, look back over the highs and lows of the NFT year. After all, even if the Emperor was naked in the cautionary tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes, he remained an Emperor.


November 22, 2021: Public Art Commissions: Creations, Contracts, and Clauses with Rose Desiano

This workshop will examine the process of creating and mounting public art installations, review gallery-related structures connected to public art, as well as deconstruct the process behind fabrication and installation of public art from the nitty gritty bits such as: insurance, legal protection and grant writing considerations.


November 18, 2021: Estate Planning for Art Collectors with moderator Helen Allen and guest speaker panelists: Natasha Chang, Sherri Cohen, Burton Fendelman, and Darsi Monaco

From antiquities to NFT’s, collectors of art have eclectic tastes that may or may not be shared by their heirs. Join our panelists as they discuss issues that all art collectors face in their estate planning efforts. To gift or to sell? Let’s consider questions and best practices for deeds, wills and consignment agreements, not to mention the posterity.


November 11, 2021: Workshop on Copyright: Ideas, Authorship and Registration with Amelia Brankov

The Center for Art Law and Amelia K. Brankov host a workshop on copyright basics and the how-to’s on copyright registration.


November 9, 2021: Visual Artists’ Immigration Clinic with Rakhel S. Milstein, Milstein Law Group, NY

Join the Center for Art Law in listening to a keynote address by Rakhel S. Milstein, Milstein Law Group, NY on Immigration and the Artists’ O-1 Visa as a part of our Visual Artists’ Immigration Clinic.


November 9, 2021: Blockchain and Art Provenance with Lars Schlichting, Tim Kompanchenko and Irina Tarsis

If there’s a buzz word for this past decade it’s got to be blockchain. But, even with its general popularity some questions always pop up – what is it? What does it do? WHERE is it? And in our circles – how does this affect the art and legal landscape?


October 7, 14, 21, 28 2021: Artist Foundation and Estate Leader’s Capsule Series with Yayoi Shionoiri, Tracy Bartley, Julia Schwartz, and Chelsea Spengemann

Artist endowed foundations and artist estates are a growing part of the ecology of the arts. This four part seminar brings together leaders of artist-endowed foundations and estates to share ideas and think together about artists and their futures. 


September 30, 2021: AI’s and Art Authentication with Françoise Birnholz, Dr. Carina Popovici, and Irina Tarsis

In the world of art authentication who wins the ultimate battle of accuracy–man or machine? A discussion on the concepts of AI and Art Authentication. 


September 10, 2021: Valuing and Preserving Legacy of Immigrant Artists with Donna Thompson Ray, Mandy Estinville, and Irina Tarsis

A discussion about the legacy of diaspora artists in the United States.


July 14, 2021: Artists’ Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic with Yayoi Shionoiri

Join the Center for Art Law in listening to a keynote address on Yayoi Shionoiri, art lawyer and Executive Director to the Estate of Chris Burden and the Studio of Nancy Rubins, on Legacy and Estate Planning as a part of our Artists’ Legacy and Estate Planning Clinic.


July 8, 2021: Starting From Scratch: Provenance Research and Lost Art Databases with Marc Masurovky

A workshop to identify key questions that must be asked when conducting provenance research, as well as explore select resources available for reconstructing trajectory of objects that have been looted and displaced as a result of the ascent of the Nazis to power in 1933. 


Keeping Artistic Legacy | Center for Art Law

July 7, 2021: Keeping Artistic Legacy with Sekou Campbell, Sing Lee Lathan, and Irina Tarsis

What to do after the Foundation is formed? A discussion surrounding what it takes to develop and maintain the artist’s post-mortem legacy.


Too Good to be True | Center for Art Law

June 30, 2021: Too Good To Be True with Judd Tully, Emily Reisbaum, and Irina Tarsis

A discussion surrounding the chore of spotting and weeding out fakes from the art historical records, academic, and market.


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June 22, 2021: Demystifying Art Funds with Freda Isingoma, Christian Parker, Irina Tarsis

Webinar focuses on the question: What is an art fund and how do you form one?


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June 16, 2021: An Enduring Statement with Matthew Erskine, Charlie Hewitt, Irina Tarsis

An estate attorney and artist discuss the importance and how-tos of planning to preserve the artists’ legacy.


Heavy Lifting in Public Art | Center for Art Law

April 21, 2021: Heavy Lifting In Public Art with Kenseth Armstead, Sarah Odenkirk, Irina Tarsis

Webinar focuses on Public Art’s legal and practical challenges based on its unique nature.




Business and Legal Considerations for Multidisciplinary Artists | Center for Art Law

April 20, 2021: Getting Wise About Inspiration with Signe Pierce, Anibal Luque, Irina Tarsis

Webinar focuses on navigating trademarks, copyrights, business formation, branding as an “artepreneur”.



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April 14, 2021: From Analog To Digital with Sylvain Levy, Katharina Garbers-von Boehm, Irina Tarsis

Webinar focuses on the legal and business implications of collecting digital art, digitizing collections, and intellectual property.


Ethics of third-party commissions in sales of art | Center for Art Law

March 31, 2021: Pick A Number And Stick To It with Sandrine Giroud, Elizabeth Von Habsburg, Irina Tarsis

An art attorney and an art appraiser and advisor explain the dos and don’ts of using third-party representatives in art sales.


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March 10, 2021: Lessons Not Learned with Eileen Kinsella, Dean Nicyper, Irina Tarsis

Walk down memory lane with Larry Salander, Michel Cohen, David Ramos, Knoedler Gallery, Jonathan Poole, Ezra Chowaiki, and Inigo Philbrick.


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March 3, 2021: Covering Your Basis with Evie Joselow, Pamela Grutman, Irina Tarsis

A tax attorney and an art appraiser explain the dos and don’ts of transferring artworks from an artist or collector estate and more.

NO CLE CREDITS CAN BE AWARDED FOR WATCHING THIS RECORDING


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January 27, 2021: Teaching Art Law (and now online) with Herbert Lazerow, Judith Prowda, Irina Tarsis

Before classes resume, let’s talk about what it means to be teaching and learning art law.


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December 15, 2020: UNESCO Convention Turns 50 with Karin Orenstein, Robert Wittman, Irina Tarsis

Half a Century of Fighting Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property.



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December 11, 2020: Buck For Your Art with Jana Farmer, Gregory Pan, Irina Tarsis

IP lawyers discuss the ways to ensure that artists get fair value for their creations and brands.

NO CLE CREDITS CAN BE AWARDED FOR WATCHING THIS RECORDING


provenance, art law, auctions,

November 18, 2020: Hiding in Plain Sight with Anne Laure Bandle, Robert Simon, Irina Tarsis

What’s in a name? Art dealers and attorneys are on standby to help answer the question collectors and the general public have about the attribution of art. As art’s attribution changes so does its market value.


art law, legal lab, technology

September 28, 2020: Serpentine Legal Lab with Alana Kushnir, Marie Potel-Saville, Yayoi Shionori, Irina Tarsis

Join the Center for Art Law in a discussion with Serpentine Galleries R&D Platform Legal Lab about legal design, art and tech collaboration.


art law basics, cultural heritage, banking, copyright, fair use

September 22, 2020: ABCs of Art Law with Daphne Chen-Matthews, Matthew Giger, Amelia Sargent, Irina Tarsis

Join the Dartmouth Lawyers Association and the Center for Art Law for a discussion on the ABCs of Art Law.

NO CLE CREDITS CAN BE AWARDED FOR WATCHING THIS RECORDING

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