Monday, June 27, 2011

And We're Back

It seems that, while I was away meeting the oh-so-stringent "refinement" test, two very interesting art-related lawsuits settled.

One was the Hangover II tattoo case, but not before the Judge hearing the case had indicated that the plaintiff had a “strong likelihood of prevailing on the merits for copyright infringement” and that Warner Brothers' arguments were, for the most part, “just silly.”

The other was the Michael Werner Gallery's lawsuit against Carnegie Museum trustee James Rich over a Peter Doig painting that was supposedly promised to the museum but instead ended up consigned for sale at Christie's:  "The gallery no longer objects to the consignment, and the museum will receive the painting if it is not sold. If it is, Mr. Rich has promised to give the museum a new Doig work, and a substantial donation."