Who’s the Artist? Sculptors Maurizio Cattelan and Daniel Druet in Authorship Dispute

Article published: 14th June, 2022

Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan caught in controversy over the authorship of nine of his sculptures following French sculptor Daniel Druet's lawsuit.

Attorney Luke Nikas on Building a Legacy

Article published: 1st April, 2019

An in-depth interview with experts in the field of artists’ estates and legacy stewardship on how to build a legacy.

"From Antiquity to NFTs" - The 2021 ICRA Annual Conference

Article published: 6th April, 2022

Read about the International Catalogue Raisonné Association (ICRA) 2021 Annual Conference, or watch a short video of the conference's highlights.

DACS and ACS bring legal action against British art dealer to uphold Artist’s Resale Right

Article published: 18th March, 2022

DACS and ACS bring legal action against British art dealer for disclosure of sales information and payment of the Artist’s Resale Right.

Henry Dargers' relatives challenging stewardship of his works in court

Article published: 7th February, 2022

Since the artist's death in 1973, his landlords have been promoting and selling his work. Now his relatives are challenging their actions in court.

Family Feud over Picasso NFT

Article published: 31st January, 2022

Picasso's granddaughter and great-grandson's plan to mint and sell NFTs based on the artist's work could be barred by the Picasso Administration.

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to Publish a 10-Volume Catalogue Raisonné

Article published: 1st February, 2022

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has announced plans to produce a catalogue raisonné dedicated to the late artist's paintings and sculptures.

Artist's estate collaborating with tech-giant to sell NFTs

Article published: 9th December, 2021

The Mucha Foundation is now offering for sale the artist's works as NFTs on VIVE's new global art trading platform.

When artists and galleries split, what are the legal implications?

Article published: 13th February, 2020

An instructive article on what happens when artist-gallery relationships break down written by Azmina Jasani, Partner at Constantine Cannon.

Art collector sues NFT platform Nifty Gateway over Beeple auction

Article published: 1st October, 2021

Amir Soleymani, who has had his Nifty account and assets frozen, has accused the platform of changing its terms of sale.

The Tension Between Copyright Law and Appropriation Art

Article published: 29th September, 2021

As a US court issues a decision on the dispute between the Andy Warhol Foundation and photographer Lynn Goldsmith, two lawyers explore relevant precedents.

Blockchain in the Art World

Article published: 17th June, 2021

What is Blockchain? What does it have to do with art? Are NFTs the same as crypto-art? And is it just a trend, or has is changed the art world forever?

The Art Newspaper on the Launch of Artistate

Article published: 22nd September, 2021

I. Macquisten on Artistate's launch, history, service offerings, and mission to transform the way that artists and their estates approach legacy planning.

The Artist Estate Handbook by Loretta Würtenberger

Article published: 1st January, 2021

This handbook presents the possible legal framework, appropriate financing models, as well as the proper handling of the market, museums, and academia.

Artists are not caught under AML in the UK

Article published: 27th May, 2021

HM Treasury have confirmed that artists – persons who create original art – do not fall under the scope of the Anti Money Laundering Regulations.

'It's like a marriage' - Alvaro Barrington and Sadie Coles get frank about artist-dealer relationships

Article published: 22nd February, 2021

Artist-dealer relationships are rarely discussed in public—unless things go horribly wrong.

How Being Represented by Multiple Galleries Impacts an Artist’s Market

Article published: 15th October, 2020

By maintaining relationships with smaller, local galleries in addition to large international ones, artists can not only achieve success, but ensure that other artists from their communities can someday do the same.

How does Brexit affect the Artist’s Resale Right?

Article published: 20th January, 2021

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has guaranteed that artists and their heirs continue to benefit from the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) now that the UK has left the European Union.

Preserving the Œuvre: The Significance of Catalogues Raisonnés

Article published: 21st November, 2018

In what was often considered a reasonably solitary profession, scholars and researchers in the field are now building networks to raise important issues, share knowledge and facilitate collaboration.

Protecting Copyright and the Artist’s Resale Right after Death

Article published: 29th January, 2021

Copyright and the Artist’s Resale Right are valuable assets that allow artists to generate an income from royalties during their lifetime and for 70 years after their death.

Succession Planning for Artists and Art Dealers

Article published: 18th August, 2020

There are many reasons why you, as an artist or dealer might wish to plan for the succession of ownership and control of your artwork both during your lifetime and after your death.

The Artist’s Resale Right for for Heirs and Beneficiaries

Article published: 6th February, 2012

The Artist’s Resale Right entitles artists to a royalty each time their work is resold by an art market professional

Building a Legacy - Instalment #1 - Gagosian Quarterly

Article published: 4th March, 2019

Attorney Luke Nikas tells the Quarterly’s Alison McDonald about what steps artists, scholars, and authentication boards can take to protect themselves.

How to Make the Most of an Artist’s Estate

Article published: 2nd October, 2019

Four takeaways from the Institute for Artists’ Estates’ Los Angeles workshop

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