Art Law Report

Kunstmuseum Bern Blames Gurlitt Restitution Delay on Will Contest, Claimants Are Having None of it

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on February 18, 2015 at 8:04 AM

We recently discussed how the will contest concerning the will in which Cornelius Gurlitt left his estate to the Kunstmuseum Bern was complicating efforts to restitute any Nazi-looted works within the collection. Since the will contest, in and it itself, certainly seemed plausible, the resulting effect it could have on returning questionable works was not hard to see.

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Topics: Uta Werner, Max Liebermann, Gurlitt Collection, Seated Woman, Two Riders on the Beach, Matisse, Carl Spitweg, Gurlitt, Breslau David Toren, Art Recovery International, Kunstmuseum Bern, Henri Henrichsen, Christopher Marinello, David Friedmann, ArtNet, Paul Rosenberg

Appraisers Association of America Art Law Day at New York University November 8, 2013

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 22, 2013 at 6:21 AM

The Appraisers Association of America is hosting its annual Art Law Day on November 8, 2013 at the Kimmel Center at NYU. The schedule, from the event page, is below. This is always a content-packed and thought-provoking day. They keynote address about legislation for authentication experts should be fascinating, and is particularly timely. See you there!

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Topics: Karen Sanig, Yuri Yanchyshyn, AXA Art Insurance Corporation, Christopher Robinson, New York University, ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, Steve Pincus, GV Art Conservation, John Cahill, Theresa Melchiorre, Citi Commercial Bank, Art Law Day, Judith Pearson, DePaul University of Law, Yael Weitz, Chris Marinello, Ralph Lerner, David Gorenberg, Appraisal, Jill Arnold, Laurie Rush, Betty Krulik, Events, Simon Hornby, DeWitt Stern Group, Elizabeth von Habsburg, iGavel Auctions, Herrick Feinstein LLP, Appraisers Association of America, Terry Shtob, Art Recovery International, Lark Mason, IRS, Crozier Fine Arts, Mishcon de Reya, Patty Gerstenblith, Dean Nicyper, Winston Art Group, Period Furniture Conservation LLC, Michael McCoullough LLC, Withers Bergman LLP, Gloria Velandia, Judith Bresler

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