Category Archives: Charitable Foundation

A new red line? Controversial gifts in the spotlight

Posted on: March 22, 2019 by Paul Stevenson

Last night, news broke that the Tate’s board of trustees have decided not to seek or accept further donations from the Sackler family. This comes hot on the heels of reports in the BBC and other outlets this week that the Sackler Trust has withdrawn a £1M ($1.3M) potential donation to the National Portrait Gallery. […]

Rare Stik sculpture to be auctioned for charity tackling homelessness

Posted on: September 19, 2018 by Emily Gould

We’re delighted to share with you news that a rare sculpture by IAL friend and internationally renowned street artist Stik will be auctioned tomorrow, 20th September, by Christies, London, in aid of the charity Cardboard Citizens. Stik originally created the piece, entitled ‘Up on the Roof’, for a 2009 exhibition, and from 2010 it dwelt […]

Stik street art work raises £35,000 to save community arts centre

Posted on: December 20, 2016 by Emily Gould

Just to let everybody know that IAL friend Stik has managed to raise £35,000 for the Magpie Social Centre in Bristol through the sale of a street art piece, entitled ‘Magpie’. Stik had originally painted the piece on the wall of the building occupied by the Centre in 2009. The Centre is a community arts […]

Anne Frank Diaries dispute: Copyright Issues

Posted on: January 22, 2016 by Emily Gould

It was reported earlier this week that an on-line text of Anne Frank’s famous diaries, rather controversially posted by a French academic and a French MP on 1st January this year, has already apparently been viewed more than 50,000 times. You may have been following the somewhat acrimonious saga. The academic and MP who posted the […]

The Swiss foundation that “inherited” Nazi loot

Posted on: October 21, 2014 by Alexander Herman

A recent dispute has arisen over the sale of artworks, pitting the relatives of two Jewish victims of the Nazis against a Swiss foundation that has been laying claim to assets once owned by the couple. The convoluted saga has been recounted by the New York Times. It involves the extensive art collection of Berlin metals broker Norbert Levy, a collection which […]

Update: Dispute over Stiftung Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte

Posted on: September 14, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

The dispute over the Swiss charitable foundation for art, culture and history (Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte, ‘SKKG’) has taken a new turn. Bettina Stefanini, daughter of SKKG founder Bruno Stefanini has filed a criminal complaint with the public prosecutor against the Chairman and three other members of the board of trustees, but excluding […]

Switzerland: Dispute over Stiftung Kunst Kultur und Geschichte

Posted on: September 12, 2014 by Nina M. Neuhaus

The Swiss charitable foundation for art, culture and history (Stiftung für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte, ‘SKKG’) has become the subject of a major dispute. SKKG was established in 1980 by Bruno Stefanini, one of Switzerland’s biggest real estate magnates, with the aim of supporting and maintaining Western art in general and Swiss objects of artistic, […]