Nicholas M. O’Donnell is an art lawyer and a litigation partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP

Agnes Martin photographed in her studio in 1960 by Alexander Liberman. Alexander Liberman Photography Archive, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

How artists’ foundations can reduce the risks of high-stakes lawsuits

Lawsuits can drive foundations to stop rendering opinions about the authenticity of artworks. But as a recent case shows, authenticators can take steps to protect themselves

12 Jun 2018
5Pointz on 19 November 2013.

Street artists in the US have more rights than they thought

The 5Pointz case sets a new standard for artists seeking to assert their moral rights

15 Mar 2018

What will Trump’s tax reforms mean for the art market?

The US is planning to eliminate ‘like-kind’ exchanges for artworks, a key tax deferral tool for the art trade

5 Dec 2017

Is the ‘monkey selfie’ case making a monkey out of the law?

Even if a wild animal could create an image by itself, it’s not easy to see how it can claim copyright

28 Jul 2017
The Fearless Girl (front) statue stands facing the 'Charging Bull' as tourists take pictures in New York on 12 April, 2017. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Why this fearless girl should stand her ground

New York’s famous ‘Charging Bull’ statue has company – and despite all the controversy, the new arrival has every right to be there

5 May 2017