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The Art Law Podcast hosts discussions about topics at the intersection of art and law with art lawyers Steve Schindler and Katie Wilson-Milne and their distinguished guests.

The Art Law Podcast Steven Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne

    • Visual Arts

The Art Law Podcast hosts discussions about topics at the intersection of art and law with art lawyers Steve Schindler and Katie Wilson-Milne and their distinguished guests.

    Art Museums in the Pandemic

    Art Museums in the Pandemic

    Katie and Steve welcome back to the podcast museum director, art commentator, and art historian Max Anderson to discuss what art museums (now closed) are dealing with during the Covid-19 crisis in terms of mission, funding, audience engagement and an uncertain future.  They discuss structural issues pre-existing the pandemic that put pressure on museums’ stated missions and appeal, as well as potential shifts in focus that may come out of this current moment of reorganization and prioritization.

    • 58 min
    Moral Rights in Street Art: The 5Pointz Story - Revisited

    Moral Rights in Street Art: The 5Pointz Story - Revisited

    In this bonus episode, Steve analyzes the recent Second Circuit decision affirming the 2018 decision awarding $6.75 million to the artists of 5Pointz, whose works were whitewashed and torn down by the building’s owner in 2013. To put this important decision into a broader context, we have re-released our April 2018 episode on 5Pointz, where we discuss the district court case in which the aerosol artists asserted violations of their moral rights under the Visual Artist Rights Act.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Art of the Chase: Inside Art Auctions - Revisited

    Art of the Chase: Inside Art Auctions - Revisited

    This month, we are updating and rereleasing one of our most popular episodes, Art of the Chase: Inside Art Auctions. In this episode, we take a close look at art auctions – how they work, their place in the art market and the rules and regulations that confine/define them. Steve and Katie discuss these issues and others having to do with regulation, transparency and potential conflicts, and welcome famous Sotheby’s auctioneer Oliver Barker to take us behind the scenes of a big auction.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Arts Organizations Seek Change Via Deaccessioning: The di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art and Painted Bride Art Center

    Arts Organizations Seek Change Via Deaccessioning: The di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art and Painted Bride Art Center

    Steve and Katie discuss two recent art world controversies involving small, local nonprofits seeking to raise money through asset divestment.  The di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa Valley is attempting to deaccession most of its permanent collection of Bay Area art works in the face of vocal art world opposition. In Philadelphia, the proposed sale of the Painted Bride Art Center building by the organization’s board has raised public protest and legal challenge.

    • 42 min
    How Artists Mess with the Law

    How Artists Mess with the Law

    Steve and Katie have a wide ranging conversation with art historian and former lawyer, Joan Kee, about the topic of her new book, "Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America." Their conversation probes artists’ embrace and rejection of legal structures in contemporary America, as well as artistic indifference about and dependence on the law.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Museum Controversies: Reputational Concerns and "Offensive" Art

    Museum Controversies: Reputational Concerns and "Offensive" Art

    Against the backdrop of global museums distancing themselves from the Sackler name, two highly controversial Whitney Biennials, and more recently, calls for the resignation of a Board member who made a fortune building a network of defense equipment companies, Steve and Katie speak with Max Anderson about controversial board members, donors and works of art.  Max is currently the President of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation and was previously the Director of the Whitney Museum of Art and the Dallas Museum

    • 1 hr 10 min

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