The Madness of Art Law @ Jim Kempner Fine Art (NY).
October 28, 2014
- Dotting on Damien Hirst? Did you know that legal title to his spot painting Bombay Mix (1989-2007), formerly on wallpaper of the Fulham house, is now in limbo because it is no longer affixed to a wall? Apparently the authentication certificate requires for the work to be “painted out before it is remade for elsewhere.”… Indeed.
- NYC let’s talk about Texas Law! Remember “Red Rothko“? When Marguerite Hoffman quetly sold her Rothko she ‘bargained for confidentiality’ because the painting was promised to the Dallas Museum of Art. Shortly thereafter the painting turned up for a public auction and Hoffman sued the dealer and the subsequent buyer for not keeping her sale secret, per terms of the sales agreement. On 4 September 2014, Texas district court dismissed Hoffman’s claim against the buyer and ruled that she can only recover benefit-of-the bargain damages from the seller. That’s something, but for all to know…
- Royal Split: Are the circuit courts split on ‘fair use’ or do they just disagree on the role ‘transformation’ plays in appropriation art? In case you missed it, Judge Leval, 7th Circuit advocates for old fashioned statutory list instead of chasing after some illucive transformativeness which is not even in the Copyright Law. Amen.
Because you can never have too much art law, let’s discuss these and other worthy topics! Over drinks!
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Center for Art Law invites you to attend
The Madness of Art Law Mixer
October 28, 2014 @ Jim Kempner Fine Arts
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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We understand and share your need to talk about anything and everything that stands at the intersection of art, law and business. To that end, we invite you to join us for a happy hour, or two, with fellow lawyers, students, artists, gallerists and all others who get excited about resale royalty rights, authentication disputes, fakes and forgeries, fair use factors, looted antiquities and blockage discounts on art works.
The gathering will take place at a fabulous Chelsea gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art, which specializes in Contemporary Art with a focus on sculpture and prints. Our host for the evening is Jim Kempner himself, the master mind, executive producer, director and star of “The Madness of Art.”
Unless there is a snow storm, there is no good excuse to miss this mixer.
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