Gerhard Richter has raised an interesting conundrum for collectors and lawyers alike. The well-respected artist has a reputation for a rigorous control of his oeuvre, and has one of the most thorough and comprehensive catalogue raisonné of any artist, living or dead. (Much of this information, which includes a photograph of each work, alongside details of its provenance, exhibition and literature history is available to view online, although the website issues a disclaimer that it is not to be treated as a catalogue raisonné, and therefore ‘may not be relied upon as constituting a representation or warranty that such work is or is not an authentic work of Gerhard Richter’). Continue reading
The German culture minister has announced plans to revise the government’s proposed cultural protection legislation. Monika Grütters’ announcement comes after sustained criticism from a number of high profile German art professionals. Continue reading
The artist Georg Baselitz has added fuel to the controversy surrounding the German government’s proposal to revise the nation’s cultural protection legislation.
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation has announced the restitution of eight artworks that originally belonged to Rudolf Mosse. The Nazis looted the works from the Berlin residence of his daughter, who inherited her father’s art collection, in the early 1930s. Continue reading