Wednesday, April 03, 2013

"The statute seems to contemplate and permit the very 'violation' Plaintiff alleges ..."

". . . noting, 'If the multiple was made from a master which produced a prior limited edition, ... this shall be stated.'"

That's the money quote from the District Court decision last week dismissing collector Jonathan Sobel's lawsuit against William Eggleston for making new works from the same images used to make earlier limited editions.  ARTINFO's Julia Halperin has a good summary here.  When the case was filed, Felix Salmon said it looked like "one of the silliest lawsuits the art world has seen in a very long time."  More background here.