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Richard Prince defends reuse of others’ photographs | The Art Newspaper

Richard Prince defends reuse of others’ photographs | The Art Newspaper | art law | Scoop.it
In court motions, he argues that his appropriation explores the virtual world of social media
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Decrying Real Estate Developer's 'Insolence,' Judge Awards Street Artists $6.7 Million in Landmark 5Pointz Case

Decrying Real Estate Developer's 'Insolence,' Judge Awards Street Artists $6.7 Million in Landmark 5Pointz Case | art law | Scoop.it
A federal judge sided with graffiti artists in the landmark 5Pointz trial, which pitted the rights of artists against those of a developer.
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Should street art be protected? New York’s 5Pointz lawsuit tests the US Visual Artists Rights Act

Should street art be protected? New York’s 5Pointz lawsuit tests the US Visual Artists Rights Act | art law | Scoop.it
After a jury decided in favour of the street artists who sued over the destruction of their work, a Brooklyn federal judge is now considering the closely watched case
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Banksy Precursor Richard Hambleton Dies at 65, Days Before MoMA Show and Shadowman Film

Banksy Precursor Richard Hambleton Dies at 65, Days Before MoMA Show and Shadowman Film | art law | Scoop.it
Richard Hambleton died at the age of 65 on Sunday night, according to the makers of a forthcoming documentary about the downtown artist whose work inspired Banksy and was at one point as valuable as that of Basquiat and Haring.

Hambleton died in his hometow
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Internet Archives Liberates Old Books Using Never Used Before Provision Of Copyright Law

Internet Archives Liberates Old Books Using Never Used Before Provision Of Copyright Law | art law | Scoop.it
Saving culture from horrible copyright laws.
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This artist is making mega-millions ‘stealing people’s work’

This artist is making mega-millions ‘stealing people’s work’ | art law | Scoop.it
Artist Richard Prince has done album covers for Sonic Youth and A Tribe Called Quest; ranks as a darling of influential collectors such as Marc Jacobs, Peter Brant and Charles Saatchi; and until re…
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Artist's Use of Photo Transformed Work, Lawyer Stresses

Artist's Use of Photo Transformed Work, Lawyer Stresses | art law | Scoop.it
An enlarged print of an Instagram post containing a copyrighted photo counts as a transformative use an attorney for the appropriation artist whose use
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5 Pointz Graffiti Artists Score Major Win in Suit against Developers

5 Pointz Graffiti Artists Score Major Win in Suit against Developers | art law | Scoop.it
On Friday, a group of graffiti artists won a significant legal victory against the real estate developers who demolished the graffiti haven 5 Pointz in 2014.
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La Contessa held to be "applied art."

The Ninth Circuit, in an unfortunate decision, affirms the trial court's judgment that La Contessa was "applied art," and therefore not protected by the VARA.  The concurrence is well-worth reading.
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Experts Weigh in on Koons Lawsuit—artnet News

Experts Weigh in on Koons Lawsuit—artnet News | art law | Scoop.it
Two experts offer perspective on the latest copyright infringement lawsuit against appropriation artist Jeff Koons.
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Another appropriation case, but one involving a 30 year old work.

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Who Should Pay for Public Art?

Who Should Pay for Public Art? | art law | Scoop.it
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In San Francisco all funding for public art comes from private developers, according to the director of the city’s Public Art Trust.

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After Illegally Copying Sculptures, Billionaire Owes Artist $640,000 | ARTnews

After Illegally Copying Sculptures, Billionaire Owes Artist $640,000 | ARTnews | art law | Scoop.it
John Raimondi, Lupus, 1986, stainless steel.COURTESY THE ARTIST In 2014, artist John Raimondi sued billionaire Igor Olencioff after he realized that
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Interesting result.  This sculptor had evidence of similar transactions from which a jury could calculate his actual damages for the copyright violations.  Many artists would have difficulty proving actual damages in an amount high enough to make litigation worthwhile.  If you're an artist, be sure to file your copyright.

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Boy Gets Trapped in Hilton Head Sculpture - artnet News

Boy Gets Trapped in Hilton Head Sculpture - artnet News | art law | Scoop.it
Find out how play turned menacing when a young boy got trapped in a red steel sculpture by John Clement on Hilton Head island in South Carolina.
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Public art can be so dangerous. 

 

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Artist Sues Kendrick Lamar, Alleging Black Panther Music Video Copied Her Work

Artist Sues Kendrick Lamar, Alleging Black Panther Music Video Copied Her Work | art law | Scoop.it
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New Research Models How Artists Can Benefit from Holding Equity in Their Work

New Research Models How Artists Can Benefit from Holding Equity in Their Work | art law | Scoop.it
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In a Surprise Verdict, Jury Says Developer Broke the Law by Whitewashing 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca | artnet News

In a Surprise Verdict, Jury Says Developer Broke the Law by Whitewashing 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca | artnet News | art law | Scoop.it
A federal jury sided with 5Pointz graffiti artists in a closely watched lawsuit against a property developer who whitewashed their work.
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Donald Trump Bragged About the Renoir on His Private Jet. Experts Say It's a Fake. | artnet News

Donald Trump Bragged About the Renoir on His Private Jet. Experts Say It's a Fake. | artnet News | art law | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump told a reporter that he had a $10 million Renoir. Two art historians say it's a fake.
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Why Artists Need to Make Copyright Registration a Priority - Artrepreneur

Why Artists Need to Make Copyright Registration a Priority - Artrepreneur | art law | Scoop.it
Sharing, posting, and distributing your work online is easier than ever - but often times, visual artists find themselves dealing with online piracy issues as a result of that practice.

Via Andre Castaybert
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The Gray Market: Why 'Mutual Trust' Is an Art-World Fable When It Comes to Sales Agreements

The Gray Market: Why 'Mutual Trust' Is an Art-World Fable When It Comes to Sales Agreements | art law | Scoop.it
This week, our columnist presents three stories where willfully avoiding paying attention to details came at a great cost.
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This is a great read on the importance of contracts.
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The Art of Art Insurance: A Practical Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors

The Art of Art Insurance: A Practical Guide for Artists, Galleries, and Collectors | art law | Scoop.it
Insurance is confusing. Here's how to figure it out.
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See Revealing, Long-Lost Photos of Frida Kahlo and Einstein | artnet News

See Revealing, Long-Lost Photos of Frida Kahlo and Einstein | artnet News | art law | Scoop.it
Marcel Sternberger was the leading portrait photographer of his day.
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Amazing work.
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Experts On the New Richard Prince Lawsuit—artnet News

Experts On the New Richard Prince Lawsuit—artnet News | art law | Scoop.it
According to experts, the lawsuit against artist Richard Prince by photographer Donald Graham could have major implications for intellectual property law.
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Graffiti on the Runway: Street Artist Rime Pursues Lawsuit Against Moschino for Damaging His Street Cred

Graffiti on the Runway: Street Artist Rime Pursues Lawsuit Against Moschino for Damaging His Street Cred | art law | Scoop.it
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Interesting lawsuit alleging, among other things, artist suffered damages for loss of "outsider ‘street cred’."

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Anish Kapoor Threatens to Sue Over Chinese “Cloud Gate” Copy

Anish Kapoor Threatens to Sue Over Chinese “Cloud Gate” Copy | art law | Scoop.it
Yesterday we noticed that a copy of Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" in Chicago is in the works in Karamay, China, promoted as a giant, stainless steel drop of oil.
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Imitation is not always a form of flattery.

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Moschino, Jeremy Scott Face Copyright Infringement Lawsuit From Street Artist Rime

Moschino, Jeremy Scott Face Copyright Infringement Lawsuit From Street Artist Rime | art law | Scoop.it
Moschino SpA and Jeremy Scott are facing a copyright lawsuit, WWD reported on Wednesday. Street artist Joseph Tierney — known as Rime — is claiming that the brand copied his work and signature.
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