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.
Skepticism and Optimism Around Art NFTs
Katie and Steve speak (again) with digital art and NFT enthusiast Jason Bailey about the sudden rise of NFTs in the art world, what they really are, why they have value, and who is interested in them and why.
Fair Use and Andy Warhol: The Line Between Appropriation, Copying, and Inspiration Is Not Clear
Katie and Steve finally tackle the evolving area of fair use as a defense to copyright infringement with Luke Nikas, attorney for the Andy Warhol Foundation and Partner at Quinn Emanuel. Luke represents the Foundation in its ongoing litigation with photographer Lynn Goldsmith about Warhol’s use of Goldsmith’s photograph of the artist Prince as an artist study for a series of screen prints. Katie, Steve, and Luke discuss this complicated area of law and how artists navigate (or don’t) around it.
Moral Rights Around the World: Two Case Studies
Steve and Katie speak with legal scholar Mira Sundara Rajan regarding the international landscape for artist moral rights protections. Steve, Katie, and Mira dive into two case studies: the Indian case Amar Nath Sehgal v. Union of India (2005) involving government removal of and damage to famous murals from a government building and the more recent controversy surrounding the removal of the Picasso stone murals on the Y-Block government buildings in Oslo, Norway.
New and Impending Art World Money Laundering Regulations
Steve and Katie speak with British art lawyer and General Counsel of Phillips auction house Martin Wilson about European anti-money laundering regulations applicable to art market participants and their recent implementation in the UK. Steve, Katie, and Martin discuss the practicalities of compliance, the general secrecy of the art market, and Martin’s recently published book, "Art Law and the Business of Art."
Goodbye 2020 and some art law updates
Steve and Katie end 2020 with a few updates on past podcast episode topics, including 5Pointz and moral rights litigation, the Painted Bride mosaic mural battle, deaccessioning in Baltimore, and pandemic related litigation. We look forward to many more interesting topics in 2021!
Current Events of Deaccessioning and Cries of Censorship
Steve and Katie discuss deaccessioning controversies at the Brooklyn Museum, Baltimore Museum of Art, and Everson Museum of Art in light of new AAMD guidance and the economic and social climate. They also discuss the postponement of the Philip Guston retrospective at the National Gallery, Tate Modern, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Museum of Fine Arts Boston due to its depiction of white nationalism. There have been developments on all these topics, so please see our website for up to date information.