Wednesday, January 02, 2013

"What really has riveted the attention of the art world in the past season has not been the art but the law"

Daniel Grant's year-in-review at the Huffington Post.  Among others, he mentions the Richard Prince appeal ("The decision of the appellate court is likely to reverberate for years to come"), the Eggleston case ("it may establish a legal definition of 'limited edition' that instructs artists, galleries and publishers on what is and isn't permissible"), the Knoedler cases ("the lawsuits against Knoedler ask, What comprises 'due diligence': What do we expect of art dealers when they sell us expensive artworks by important artists?"), and the Resale Royalty decision.