New York Senate Protects Art Authenticators With New Bill

New York Senate Protects Art Authenticators with New Bill

The New York State Senate recently approved a bill on June 15th to protect art authenticators from unfounded litigation. The bill amends the New York Art and Cultural Affairs Law and limits the liability of art authenticators and appraisers. The bill, which attempts to remedy the recent trend of high cost litigation towards authenticators, is a good first step to…

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Return Nazi Art To Jewish Decedents

Return Nazi Art to Jewish Decedents

Federal Judge Declines Order to Return Nazi Art to Jewish Decedents Recently, Judge John F. Walter, a federal judge in Los Angeles, declined an order to return an Impressionist painting, that Jewish relatives say was sold to a Nazi art appraiser in 1939, against the will of its owner.  The painting, “Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie,” by Pissasarro, was…

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