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Muna Tseng on Keeping the Legacy Alive

This week, Germany’s The Institute for Artists’ Estates hosts Keeping The Legacy Alive: A Conference on Artist Estates as Berlin Art Week kicks off in the city. Muna Tseng from Estate Archive of Tseng Kwong Chi will be discussing the management of her late brother’s legacy on Thursday. 

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Mark Waugh on Keeping The Legacy Alive

This week, Germany’s The Institute for Artists’ Estates hostsKeeping The Legacy Alive: A Conference on Artist Estates as Berlin Art Week kicks off in the city. DACS Foundation’s Mark Waugh will be discussing strategies for mid-sized estates on Thursday. DACS Foundation’s Art360 takes on 30-40 artist estates annually, for artists working since 1900.

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Techs Against Forgery Like method actors and bearded brewmasters, the best art forgers are obsessed with authenticity. But thanks to a handful of new authentication technologies, even history’s most painstaking efforts wouldn’t stump today’s art sleuths.

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Allegedly Stolen Art might be returned to Giacometti FDN

A rich trove of drawings by Alberto Giacometti and photographs of the renowned sculptor and artist has been lying in sealed storage cartons in a Swiss museum for more than two years due to a legal dispute over their rightful ownership. Swiss prosecutors said they had ordered the seizure of the collection pending a decision by a French court after the Paris-based Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation alleged that the works had been stolen decades ago.

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Ruling on Dalí IP rights

After a seven-year legal battle, Spain’s highest judicial body has ruled that the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation does not have the legal standing to protect the artist’s images, dismissing their final appeal citing the artists final will. The Supreme Court reasoned that the artist’s fundamental personality rights, specifically the right to his own image, had died with him, since death determines the end of the civil personality of individuals in Spain.

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Gilbert & George establish non-profit gallery

Gilbert & George are planning to convert an East End house into a non-profit gallery and foundation for contemporary art. The site for the proposed gallery, called The Gilbert & George Centre, is a house on nearby Heneage Street, which previously belonged to the late artist Polly Hope.

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