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Case Review: Lanier v. Harvard (2021)

Descendant of enslaved people fights for property rights to their daguerreotypes commissioned by Harvard scientist By Adetokunbo Fashanu. Harvard University, founded in 1636, is one...

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Subhash Kapoor: A Decade in Review

By Julianne Schmidt. In the fall of 2011, Subhash Kapoor, an antiquities dealer based in New York, made headlines in the art world for being...

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Case Review: German Advisory Commission’s Recommendation in Rieger v. City of Cologne (2021)

By Rachel Sundar. Until 2021, with one exception, the German Advisory Commission on the Return of Cultural Property Seized as a Result of Nazi Persecution,...

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Case Review: Distorted Image, Secret Dealings, and New York Artists Authorship Act (2020-2021)

By Marie Kessel. Lipsky v. Spanierman Gallery, LLC et al, No. 154805/2020, N.Y. Slip Op. 30727 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. March 10, 2021). When creating a...

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A Blow to Pop Art: Case Review of Warhol v. Goldsmith (2021)

By Michelle Mancino Marsh and Lindsay Korotkin. The Second Circuit recently held that artist Andy Warhol’s use of Lynn Goldsmith’s photograph of the musician Prince...

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Case Review: Federal Republic of Germany v. Philipp (2021)

By Laura Michiko Kaiser. A high-profile Nazi-era restitution claim has been making waves since the United States Supreme Court issued its decision on February 3,...

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Oklahoma to France and Back Again? A Case of Split-Custody of Nazi-Looted Art

By David Jenkins. The University of Oklahoma and the Musée d’Orsay have found themselves at the heart of a legal dispute over the fate of...

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Case Review: Rock’n’Roll, Museums, and Copyright Law (2020)

By Laura Michiko Kaiser. Marano v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 19-CV-8606, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122515 (S.D.N.Y. July 13, 2020). Art galleries, museums, and...

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Making a Case for the CASE Act

By David Jenkins. On December 21, 2020 the U.S. Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill unlocking stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment benefits, and education funding. It...

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Case Review: A Last Laugh from Frans Hals (UK)

By Eve Gatenby. Most Frans Hals portraits have a kind of swagger to them that suggests that they are enjoying a good joke at the...

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