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Upcoming Study Forum: Saturday 18 October 2014

Posted on: September 26, 2014 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

As previously hinted at, there will be an Institute of Art and Law Study Forum in London on Saturday, October 18 2014, from 10.00 to 5.00. The Study Forum will provide a unique foray into the different areas of law that intersect with art and cultural heritage. The presenters at the event and the titles to their papers […]

UK government took in £125 million through AIL and CGS

Posted on: September 25, 2014 by Alexander Herman

It has recently been reported that nearly £125 million worth of art has been handed over to the UK government in lieu of tax liabilities between the years 2009 and 2013. This is the result of the government’s ‘acceptance in lieu’ scheme (AIL), whereby works of art can be transferred to the state in order to offset inheritance taxes, as […]

Public appeal to save Wedgwood collection

Posted on: September 8, 2014 by Alexander Herman

The 80,000 piece collection of porcelain, paintings and other cultural objects that formed the Wedgwood Collection at Stoke-on-Kent is in jeopardy of being broken up and sold piece by piece at Christie’s auction house. In order to offset part of the £134 million pension deficit owed to former employees of Waterford Wedgwood Plc, the High Court ordered […]

Francis Bacon and John Edwards – a fruitful relationship?

Posted on: May 15, 2014 by Alexander Herman

On Tuesday, a tryptic by artist Francis Bacon of his partner and confidant John Edwards sold for $80.8 million (£47.9 million). While the auction was also important for sales of works by Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Alexander Calder – and for reaffirming the economic strength of a resurgent modern and contemporary art market – the prices […]