Category - Litigation

Why Copyright Infringement is Hard to Prove for Artists
Litigation

Why Copyright Infringement is Hard to Prove for Artists

As recently reported by Blount Art Info, it appears that celebrated neo-expressionist artist Cecily Brown may have a copycat. Or at least, that’s what she’s alleged via Instagram, where the artist denounced that a lesser-known painter had hawked her work and used a clever app to create almost identical images to some of Brown’s recent works. Claiming that California artist Sherie Franssen copied...

Caravaggio Old Masters
Litigation

Sotheby’s $15 million Caravaggio Disagreement

Whether a painting came from the hand of one of the Old Masters or is merely a copy made by a disciple will determine whether the work is exhibited in museums for centuries for the entire world to enjoy, or end up hidden away in a minor collector’s posh apartment. Appraising art is a difficult task, especially when a work is hundreds of years old. Despite amazing new scientific appraisal methods...