The saga of litigation over the scope of the California Resale Royalty Act (CA Civil Code § 986) has come to an end. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal brought by artists including Chuck Close and Sam Francis after the appellate court found a portion of the Act unconstitutional. While both sides […]
Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide pertaining to the legal doctrine discussed. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL. Although any information on the current state of the law is thoroughly researched it is intended as INFORMATION, NOT advice. Secondly, this article is tailored to the 9th circuit (Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, California, Arizona, and […]
Animation fans who tuned into the premier of Comedy Central’s Moonbeam City were treated to a nostalgia laden treat. The new show centers around an Archer-esq playboy cop named Dazzle, played by Rob Lowe. (I think we can all agree that Rob Lowe should dedicate the entirety of his career to exploring the “playboy cop” archetype.) […]
Disclaimer: This article is an informative guide for artists to conduct preliminary research pertaining to their legal rights. DO NOT TAKE THIS ARTICLE AS SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL COUNSEL. Although any information on the current state of the law is thoroughly researched it is intended as information, not advice. Secondly, this article is tailored to the 9th circuit (Montana, Idaho, […]
This past year was supposed to be one of celebration for the American contemporary artist Jeff Koons. In 2014, the Whitney Museum of American Art presented the most comprehensive survey of Koons’ career to date. The exhibit also traveled to the Centre Pompidou in Paris late last year, and will be in Bilbao in June […]
The modern artist relies on symbols and acronyms more then ever. These techniques are commonly used in the urban art scene, in which artists need to convey authorship in an anonymous and unique manner. A symbol or name can quickly convey who created the work, a necessity in a world where street art is commonly destroyed immediately […]
If the news hasn’t reached you yet, twelve people were shot dead Wednesday, January 7, at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. This marks the deadliest event in Paris since World War II. The magazine Charlie Hebdo is a proud provocateur. For Americans, it resembles a cross between Mad Magazine, Playboy […]
This weekend Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the long awaited KAWS exhibition, “Mans Best Friend.” As with any KAWS show the crowd was an eclectic mix of art aficionados, rabid fan boys, and skater kids. For those unfamiliar with the work of the New Jersey street artist, KAWS played an integral part in the street art movement […]
The modern art world is fiercely competitive. With the success of the urban art movement, artists must find a way to stand out in a very saturated market. At first, this vigilante generation of artists exploited inventive ways to bring their message to the public. Such legendary tactics included plastering the streets with images of […]
Selfie: “a photograph one has taken of oneself which is usually shared via Social Media.”[i] Oh those selfies, they have become quite the popular phenomenon among celebrities, world leaders, kids, other humans and, most recently, monkeys. Yes, quite correct. Monkeys take some adorable selfies. In fact, any animal taking a selfie is adorable. True to […]
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