Daily Dispatch

JUNE 30TH 2022

  1. How Women Artists Are Responding to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade – Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer, Marilyn Minter, and more weigh in on the Supreme Court’s decision, which was met with outrage and protests from women and activists across the country – Read more on Surface Mag
  2. Heirs of Proust’s Cousin Sue Christie’s to Recover Looted Dutch PaintingThe heirs of a French banker have filed a lawsuit to recover an 18th-century Dutch painting that had been consigned for sale at Christie’s and was looted during World War II. A hearing in response to the suit is scheduled to take place on June 29 in a Parisian judicial court – Read more on Art News
  3. NFT’s are Crashing and Creators Are Wondering What’s Next? – If the NFT market dries up, how will that affect the creators who’ve come to rely on selling NFTs to make money? In some cases, they can establish direct relationships with companies. Another financial path for creators is to join a platform that’s specifically designed to bring them business (as opposed to just publishing to YouTube or TikTok) but doesn’t require NFTs – Read more on Observer
  4. FBI Seizes Contested Basquiat Paintings from Orlando Museum of Art – FBI agents raided the Museum on June 24 and seized paintings with a contested attribution to Jean-Michel Basquiat – Read more on Art News
  5. Tefaf Maastricht Fair Evacuated After Attempted Armed RobberyTefaf Maastricht was evacuated this morning after several men, at least one of whom was reportedly armed, attempted to rob a jewellery stand – Read more on The Art Newspaper
  6. Art, DarlingMr. Sargent, a former kindergarten teacher turned artist and curator and vociferous champion of Black artists, had been appointed in January 2021 as a director at Gagosian, with a mandate to make waves – Read more on The Times
  7. Bonhams’ shopping spree continues with French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr“Bonhams has bought French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr for an undisclosed amount, the London-based auctioneer announced on Tuesday, making it the fourth competitor it has taken over within just six months.” – Read more on Artnet News

JUNE 27TH 2022

  1. Art World Aims for Sustainability as Climate Change ContinuesCompared to far-larger “culture industries” like fashion and entertainment, the art world’s role in environmental concerns such as climate change is relatively modest. But across this lucrative and rarefied realm, galleries, auction houses, fairs, collectors, institutions and artists themselves are increasingly committing to more sustainable business practices to help combat global warming – Read more on NY Times
  2. CC0 and NFTs: Understanding OwnershipAs people in the NFT ecosystem sought a way to both avoid messy copyright complications and legally empower their collectors, some projects began using something called a CC0 copyright license, a legal tool that some see as a solution to these problems – Read more on nft now
  3. State of the Art Market: An Analysis of Global Auction Sales in the First Five Months of 2022Here’s what recent auction results can tell us about the state of play in the art market – Read more on Artnet News
  4. Yuga Labs Lawsuit Accuses Ryder Ripps of ‘Scamming Consumers’ With Fake Bored ApesRipps, referred to in the suit as “a self-proclaimed ‘conceptual artist,’” is the creator of RR/BAYC, an Ethereum NFT collection that features identical BAYC images he did not purchase – Read more on Decrypt
  5. How High Court May Tackle Fair Use In Warhol CaseAfter disappointing the technology world last year by leaving questions of copyrightability unanswered in Google v. Oracle, the U.S. Supreme Court appears primed to extend the fair use doctrine in the pending Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith case and clarify where to draw the line between transformative use and derivative works – Read more on Law360
  6. The Art World ‘Mystery Buyers’ Who Spend Big and Stay SecretIn some instances, however, auction houses could be forced to divulge the identity of a buyer. “The auction house cannot keep that information secret forever,” said new york art lawyer Nicholas O’Donnell. “It’s not privileged. What does happen with some frequency is that something about the sale or the follow-up to the sale goes awry, and there is a dispute and someone goes to court. Once you’re in litigation, people can issue subpoenas” – Read more on The Daily Beast
  7. Bored Ape Yacht Club and the Limitations of NFT OwnershipYuga Labs, the studio that owns Bored Apes and CryptoPunks, got a lot of positive press when it announced it will grant full IP rights to Ape holders. But there’s a problem: so can someone else. There’s no clear legal grounds, as of yet, to stop someone else from profiting off the use of an Ape they don’t own – Read more on Decrypt

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