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The export office of the City of Bologna revokes the export licence granted for a portrait of Camillo Borghese by Gérard

The export office of the City of Bologna has recently attracted media attention following the revocation of an export licence granted for a portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese by the famous French artist Gérard. In February 2017, the gallery Robilant+Voena applied to export a portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese from Italy.  The export licence was…Continue reading The export office of the City of Bologna revokes the export licence granted for a portrait of Camillo Borghese by Gérard

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Preserving the Œuvre: The Significance of Catalogues Raisonnés

What is a Catalogue Raisonné? The purpose of a catalogue raisonné is to record all known artworks by an artist and to provide information such as title, medium, inscriptions, date, provenance, exhibition and literature references for each work. These publications are a substantial authority of an artist’s œuvre and a crucial tool in the authentication…Continue reading Preserving the Œuvre: The Significance of Catalogues Raisonnés

New Anti-Money Laundering Regulations Target the Art Market

Anti-money laundering laws in the UK are largely outlined in the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (“Regulations 2017”)[1].  The Regulations 2017, which came into force on 26 June 2017, implemented the EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (“4AMLD”).  4AMLD aligned EU money laundering laws with international standards, harmonised those laws across the EU and embraced a risk-based…Continue reading New Anti-Money Laundering Regulations Target the Art Market