Tariff-Free Art Trade

On Friday 18 October 2019, while the UK House of Commons was preparing to hold the next day’s ‘Super Saturday’ sitting to decide whether to accept the revised UK/EU withdrawal agreement and political… Continue Reading Tariff-Free Art Trade

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Love & Money

There has been an unprecedented amount of media coverage of Banksy’s Girl with Balloon (2006) shredding incident since it took place at Sotheby’s London’s evening sale of contemporary art on 5 October… Continue Reading Love & Money

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Art? Pension? Trust?

Summer time is the silly season when most journalists and politicians take long vacations and news media are filled with stories that are trivial or nonsensical. During the past few months an art news… Continue Reading Art? Pension? Trust?

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Artists’ right to unemployment benefit

At a time of mass unemployment and world-wide recession, how does the unemployed artist fare in the welfare state? Will unemployment or supplementary benefits be paid? Does the state have a duty to me… Continue Reading Artists’ right to unemployment benefit

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Dire Straits: in the gallery

Although great strength and power can be drawn from legal information and knowledge, the processes of applying and using the law are often regarded as too cumbersome, complex and costly to be of any r… Continue Reading Dire Straits: in the gallery

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Conservation

Deterioration and degradation of contemporary art increasingly concerns specialists in the field of conservation and restoration. Such experts are being asked for advice and assistance from key actors… Continue Reading Conservation

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Authenticity Certificates Value

What is the essence of a Sol LeWitt wall drawing? What makes these works – which famously exist as a series of instructions, executable by anyone who owns them – authentic LeWitts and not just some li… Continue Reading Authenticity Certificates Value

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Sotheby’s and Christie’s

The new year ushered in several important judicial decisions dealing with artlaw matters, including the Bacon Estate; the Sotheby’s and Christie’s so-called ‘price-fixing’ case; payments to artists of… Continue Reading Sotheby’s and Christie’s

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‘She’s nobody’s child; the law can’t touch her at all’

It’s dip. Show time again: a time for looking back over the past years work and exhibiting it for public view; a time also for looking forward to taking the first few steps along the rocky road to bec… Continue Reading ‘She’s nobody’s child; the law can’t touch her at all’

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