Art world shaken by sexual misconduct allegations

As allegations of sexual harassment surface in Hollywood, similar accusations have begun to be levied in the art world. Last Monday’s Guardian newspaper (30 October) featured a letter penned by over 150 artists, curators and museum directors condemning ‘sexually and emotionally abusive behaviour’ by powerful art industry figures. Its authors write that they are ‘not surprised when curators offer exhibitions or support in exchange for sexual favors’ nor when ‘gallerists hide sexually abusive behavior by artists they represent’. Continue reading

Guest Blog Post: A commentary on Cassirer v Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation: the case of a Nazi-confiscated artwork

Today we are featuring a guest blog post by Dr Linda Roland Danil

The recent case (10 July 2017) of Cassirer v Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection Foundation concerned a painting, Camille Pissarro’s Rue Saint-Honoré, Apres-Midi, Effet de Pluie (1897), that was forcibly taken from the plaintiffs’ great-grandmother by an art dealer who had been appointed by the Nazi government to conduct an appraisal. Continue reading