Art law

‘Document dump’ reveals new details in Knoedler case

We highlight some of the previously unknown information found in the thousands of pages of legal documents and exhibits filed last week in Manhattan federal court

Published online: 08 October 2014

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German art adviser’s wife countersues over asset freeze

Dorothee Achenbach says that four works in her husband’s art collection, valued at €530,000, belong to her

Published online: 03 October 2014

US groups urge fast broadband for all as online plans threaten access to art

Proposed “two-tier” internet could leave artists with inadequate technology, while wealthy content providers get super-fast connections

Published online: 16 September 2014

Klimt foundation promises a 'fair and just agreement' for portrait sitter’s heir

Move comes after an independent legal team found the painting to be Nazi loot

Published online: 11 September 2014

A hit and a miss in two restitution cases

French legal body rejects one claim while an Australian museum agrees to return a work to Jewish heirs

Published online: 19 August 2014

LaChapelle’s ‘monster’ legal battle with former dealer

Parties expected to enter into settlement talks

Published online: 18 August 2014


Giving back

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement estimates that, in the past six years alone, it has returned more than 6,600 looted artefacts...