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On the Case: Everything You Need to Know About Creating a Virtual Reality Tour

Accurate goes before cool when creating VR for museums. For those readers who are living in a cabin in the woods (and are presumably reading artnet by candlelight), we are happy to report that the hottest craze of this summer … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality & the Museum Grumpasaurus

Rex, the ambitious young Director of a regional natural history museum, recently invited me to a tea to celebrate the opening of their new dinosaur wing. He sat me next to Tyrone, the museum’s senior paleontologist, who was so old … Continue reading

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On the Case: The Law on Augmented Reality and Museums

There is nothing virtual about being sued. A few of our more tech-savvy museum clients have recently been exploring whether and how to make some of their exhibits come alive by using exciting new “augmented reality” (AR) technology. At the … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Behind the Ivory Curtain

A ban on illegal ivory has far-reaching implications for antiques dealers.   This year the US Fish and Wildlife Service imposed a sweeping ban on the import and sale of ivory from the African elephant, an endangered species that has … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Real Deal On Authenticity

A fun way to understand thorny art world legal issues.  

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On the Case: The Real Deal on Authenticity

We need a solution that won’t have a chilling effect on the market. Our previous article for artnet News concluded with the observation that it is the market—and not the legal system—that decides whose opinion matters in determining whether an … Continue reading

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On the Case: Exploring Real World Art Law Issues

If the experts won’t tell you if your art is authentic, who can tell you? A perennial problem facing the art market is how to treat legitimate works of art which for one reason or another have not been labeled … Continue reading

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Damage Control

According to Art+Auction’s editors, our Brothers In Law column generates tons of fan mail. Unfortunately, almost all of it is from our mother. We also get the occasional serious question (or threat) from readers who are curious about art insurance … Continue reading

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Planting a Johns ‘Flag’ in a Private Collection

by Carol Vogel Published in NY Times March 18, 2010 Less than two months before Christie’s will be selling one of Jasper Johns’s signature “Flag” paintings, the hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen privately scooped up a larger and earlier … Continue reading

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You Can’t Take It With You

But you don’t want to leave it all to the tax man. Given today’s high art values, estate planning is more essential than ever. After a few too many whiskeys, a wealthy English art collector recently confided to us the … Continue reading

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