Tuesday, January 02, 2018

"5 Lawsuits That Could Reshape the Art World in 2018" (UPDATED)

From Isaac Kaplan at Artsy.  The list includes the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court case, Graham v. Prince, the Berkshire Museum lawsuits, the Guelph Treasure case, and the long-running Von Saher v. Norton Simon Museum.

UPDATE:  Brian Frye tweets:  "Interesting list. But I’m a little skeptical that Masterpiece Bakeshop will have much effect on the artworld, no matter how it is decided."  Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento responds:  "Agree on Masterpiece, but SCOTUS may do what art historians and critics do not--opine on what is and isn't art and expression. I hope."