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In our introductory episode we introduce ourselves and discuss the podcast’s theme of exploring topics where art intersects with and interferes with the law, and vice versa. We preview upcoming episodes, including our first full length episode on when and how museums may sell art from their collections (known as deaccessioning) and the public outcry these decisions have. Other episodes will explore artist moral rights and street art, censorship of art, scientific analysis of art and authenticity scandals, appropriation art and the limits of copyright, art and activism, the rise of art financing, art auctions and Nazi looted art and cultural property disputes. Episodes will feature discussions of current events and guest commentary.

In our introductory episode we introduce ourselves and discuss the podcast’s theme of exploring topics where art intersects with and interferes with the law, and vice versa. We preview upcoming episodes, including our first full length episode on when and how museums may sell art from their collections (known as deaccessioning) and the public outcry these decisions have. Other episodes will explore artist moral rights and street art, censorship of art, scientific analysis of art and authenticity scandals, appropriation art and the limits of copyright, art and activism, the rise of art financing, art auctions and Nazi looted art and cultural property disputes. Episodes will feature discussions of current events and guest commentary.
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New York, NY

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In our introductory episode we introduce ourselves and discuss the podcast’s theme of exploring topics where art intersects with and interferes with the law, and vice versa. We preview upcoming episodes, including our first full length episode on when and how museums may sell art from their collections (known as deaccessioning) and the public outcry these decisions have. Other episodes will explore artist moral rights and street art, censorship of art, scientific analysis of art and authenticity scandals, appropriation art and the limits of copyright, art and activism, the rise of art financing, art auctions and Nazi looted art and cultural property disputes. Episodes will feature discussions of current events and guest commentary.

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English

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Episodes

Art of the Chase: Inside Art Auctions

5/10/2018
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On this month’s podcast, we take a close look at art auctions – how they work, their place in the art market and the rules and regulations that confine/define them. Auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s now regularly net tens and sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars for a single work. Christie’s recently sold Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi painting for $450 million, by far the highest price ever garnered by a piece of art at auction. At the same time, much about the auction process...

Duration:01:00:56

Bonus Episode: Berkshire Museum Update, Settlement Approved

4/18/2018
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Katie and Steve update listeners on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision approving the settlement reached between the Attorney General and the Berkshire Museum, which allows the Museum to sell 40 of its most valuable works of art through Sotheby’s with some (minor) conditions. Katie and Steve go over the terms of the settlement and discuss their reservations about the form (if not substance) of this resolution. Since the recording of this bonus episode, it has been reported...

Duration:00:14:25

Moral Rights in Street Art: The 5Pointz Story

4/9/2018
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On this month’s podcast we discuss the non-economic “moral rights” of artists in the context of the famous 5Pointz aerosol art mecca in Long Island City, Queens that was whitewashed and torn down in 2013. In the ensuing litigation, the aerosol artists asserted violations of their moral rights under the Visual Artist Rights Act, the U.S. moral rights statute. In a surprise to many, they recently won $6.7 million in damages after succeeding on these claims. The art, however, was permanently...

Duration:00:59:15

Bonus Clip: Jamie Martin on Wine Fraud

3/19/2018
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Scientist Jamie Martin talks with us about wine forger Rudy Kurniawan, his work investigating wine fraud and the similarities between wine and art. Show notes: https://www.netflix.com/title/80029708 Bonus Clip Transcription: Katie Wilson-Milne: So we would be remiss to let you leave without talking about another type of good that Steve and I like a lot, wine. So you worked on the famous Rudy Kurniawan Wine Fraud case, and I'm curious how you transitioned from art to wine and how they’re...

Duration:00:05:39

What Can Science Tell Us About Art?

3/12/2018
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On this month’s podcast we discuss the role of science in fine art. Specifically, what can science tell us about a work of art’s origin and authenticity? Can science help us discover fakes and forgeries undetected by traditional connoisseur style observation? We are joined by the famous art scientist Jamie Martin to discuss these issues, recount famous forgery scandals, and delve into his techniques and practices. Show notes: http://orionanalytical.com/media/ ...

Duration:00:54:15

Bonus Episode: Update on the Berkshire Museum Saga - the AG and Museum Agree to Sales

2/26/2018
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Katie and Steve give listeners an update on the Berkshire Museum deaccessioning controversy. The Massachusetts Attorney General and the Museum have reached an agreement, pending approval by the Supreme Judicial Court, permitting sales of up to $55 million with the famous Norman Rockwell painting Shuffleton's Barbershop going to an undisclosed museum. The Rockwell sons have dropped out of the litigation, but the other plaintiffs oppose the compromise and are still fighting.

Duration:00:12:17

Can a Museum Sell Your Art?: The Berkshire Museum Saga As a Cautionary Tale

2/12/2018
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In our first full-length episode, we discuss the Berkshire Museum’s controversial decision to sell off 40 works of iconic art from its permanent collection to raise funds to rebrand itself as a science and natural history museum, and build a large endowment. Only after the regional museum had signed an agreement with Sotheby’s auction house to deaccession these works, did the museum announce its plans to the public. Museum and cultural groups, the fine arts community, and certain local...

Duration:00:42:56

The Art Law Podcast: conversations at the intersection of art and law

1/19/2018
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In our introductory episode we introduce ourselves and discuss the podcast’s theme of exploring topics where art intersects with and interferes with the law, and vice versa. We preview upcoming episodes, including our first full length episode on when and how museums may sell art from their collections (known as deaccessioning) and the public outcry these decisions have. Other episodes will explore artist moral rights and street art, censorship of art, scientific analysis of art and...

Duration:00:06:05

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