On Monday, the Danish court prohibited two watchmakers from destroying a painting to make a collection of luxury watches. Altering the artwork and reintroducing it for sale in the public domain without the permission of the artist, Tal R, was held to have violated Danish copyright law. Continue reading
A Dublin-based artist whose Instagram account was deleted after she uploaded an image of her work has questioned whether artists can trust the social media site.
The very first organisation in Europe advising on the management of artists’ estates has opened in Berlin this month.
The Institute for Artists’ Estates offers training and support to living artists, their heirs and anyone else tasked with managing an artist’s legacy. Services include consultancy and management, training and seminars for estate managers, a research archive and networking opportunities. Continue reading
Artists across the European Union are popping tubes of red, yellow and orange paint in celebration over the defeat of a proposed EU-wide ban on cadmium pigment.
As the Art Newspaper reports, the announcement was made on 28 October 2015 after a lengthy and impassioned campaign by artists and paint makers to save what artist Emily Faludy has described as “sunshine in a tube.” Continue reading
In July copyright experts, figures from the art world, and government officials from eight countries gathered in Geneva to discuss the royalty rights for artists. As detailed in a summary provided by the Art Newspaper’s Art Market supplement, they were calling for an international review of royalty rights for artists following a conference at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva. Continue reading