Art@Law | Constantine Cannon
Saga of Picasso murals ripped from Oslo building continues as heirs head to court: The saga of the celebrated Picasso murals, which were removed from a landmark site in Oslo last year, is heading to court. The murals, created in collaboration with the Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar, were stripped by the Norwegian government from the Y Block administrative building in the Norwegian capital last summer.
14.01.2021, The Art Newspaper: Saga of Picasso murals ripped from Oslo building continues as heirs head to court
Spitzweg drawing from Gurlitt hoard returned to Jewish publisher’s heirs: A drawing by Carl Spitzweg that was uncovered in a secret cache of art in a Munich apartment 73 years after it was seized by the Nazis has been returned to the heirs of Henri Hinrichsen, a Jewish music publisher and philanthropist who was murdered at Auschwitz.
13.01.2021, The Art Newspaper: Spitzweg drawing from Gurlitt hoard returned to Jewish publisher’s heirs
14.01.2021, Le Journal des Arts: Collection Gurlitt : Berlin a restitué toutes les œuvres volées par les nazis
Art shippers face ‘teething problems’ transporting works to Europe after Brexit: Art shippers say they are experiencing “teething problems” transporting works to European countries since the UK ended its transition period and completed its separation from the European Union on 1 January.
11.01.2021, The Art Newspaper: Art shippers face ‘teething problems’ transporting works to Europe after Brexit
13.01.2021, Bloomberg: Millions of dollars of artworks left U.K. before Brexit cutoff
San Francisco officials move to block potential sale of historic Diego Rivera mural: Officials have moved to block the potential sale of a mural by Mexican painter Diego Rivera, after the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) indicated that selling the valuable artwork might help alleviate its financial worries. The city’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of giving the mural “landmark” status, meaning the art college would not be able to make it available to prospective buyers.
15.01.2021, CNN Style: San Francisco officials move to block potential sale of historic Diego Rivera mural
13.01.2021, The Art Newspaper: The fate of the San Francisco Art Institute’s historic Diego Rivera mural hangs in limbo
Street artist futura is suing the North Face clothing company for allegedly stealing his signature motif for a line of outerwear: Futura claims that the North Face illegally copied the stylized atom design that has for years appeared throughout his artwork in its 2019 series of waterproof outerwear called “FUTURELIGHT.”
Authorities in Israel seize thousands of artifacts looted from ancient graves: Investigators in Israel have recovered a trove of thousands of stolen archaeological artifacts, including gold coins, jewelry, Egyptian sarcophagus lids, bronze statues, clay vessels and votive objects.
13.01.2021, Smithsonian Magazine: Authorities in Israel seize thousands of artifacts looted from ancient graves
New Zealand Police want help in finding the owners of recovered stolen artworks: Law enforcement authorities with the Waikato Police have posted photos of numerous artworks to their Facebook page which officers believe were taken during a spate of burglaries from properties around the Waihi Beach and Coromandel area at the western end of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s North Island.
Has Turkey halted plans to turn Chora museum into a mosque?: Turkey’s abrupt decision at the end of last year to cancel Islamic prayers at the Chora museum—built as a cathedral a millennium ago before becoming a mosque, then a museum—has cast doubt on controversial plans to reconsecrate the monument.
11.01.2021, The Art Newspaper: Has Turkey halted plans to turn Chora museum into a mosque?
NOTE: Please note that most excerpts come from the original publication and any credit must go to the author of the publication, not to Constantine Cannon LLP. Any views or opinions expressed in the excerpts and/or articles belong solely to the author of the publication. Constantine Cannon LLP does not approve or endorse any view or opinion contained therein. Due to some copyright restrictions, please doot redistribute this email without our consent. Should you like to include someone in the mailing list, please let us know. We will be happy to do it! If you do not wish to receive the Art Law News Update, please unsubscribe through the link below.