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Planned gifts can lead to hard feelings without careful planning and managed expectations
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2019

The recent sale at auction of Chop Suey (1929) by Edward Hopper, once promised to Seattle Art Museum, is a reminder of the delicate if sometimes


Zum Geburtstag Viel Glück? The Washington Principles Turn 20
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, Germany
  • October 30 2018

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the Washington Conference on Nazi-Era Assets and the corollary Washington Principles on Nazi-confiscated Art


Deletion of Grünbaum Works from Lost Art Database Shows Again How German Government Has Lost Its Way on Nazi-Looted Art
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, Germany
  • August 27 2018

The New York Times reported yesterday that the German Lost Art Foundation had removed several paintings once owned by the Viennese cabaret actor Fritz


Norton Simon Museum Wins Appeal Over Nazi-Looted Cranach Paintings
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the judgment against Marei von Saher on her claims against the Norton Simon Museum in


Court of Appeals Upholds Claims to Renowned Guelph Treasure Sold Under Duress to Nazi Agents
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2018

(WASHINGTON-July 10, 2018) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has affirmed the right of the heirs to the so-called Guelph Treasure (known


Court of Appeals Upholds Claims to Renowned Guelph Treasure Sold Under Duress to Nazi Agents
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has affirmed the right of the heirs to the so-called Guelph Treasure (known in German as the


Au Revoir, Droit de Suite9th Circuit Narrows California Resale Royalty Act to a Single Year’s Sales
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2018

The idea of moral rights continues to be a notable difference between European and American intellectual property rights with respect to visual arts


Alexander Khochinsky Files Suit Against Poland for Retaliation Related to WW II Property Claims
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, Poland, Germany
  • June 27 2018

Alexander Khochinsky, the son of a Polish Jew who fled her home just steps ahead of the German invasion in 1941, has


A Step Bank from the BrinkAgnes Martin Authentication Board Prevails in Court
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2018

The decision by a New York court last month in favor of the Agnes Martin Catalogue Raisonné; (AMCR) in a lawsuit by the Mayor Gallery Ltd in the


Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives Would Impose Money Laundering Reporting Requirements on Art Dealers
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2018

Casting aspersions about the art market is a popular pastime. And no doubt there is much about the commercial art world that invites this criticism