Tag Archives: picasso

Crowdfunding allows Swiss to retain a Picasso

Posted on: August 2, 2018 by Hélène Deslauriers

In December 2017, a Swiss crowdfunding website, Qoqa, offered visitors to the site the opportunity to purchase a Picasso painting, Le Buste du Mousquetaire (1968).   For three months, a careful and efficient campaign was mounted, culminating in a victory, with sufficient funds raised to buy the Picasso. Le Buste du Mousquetaire now belongs to the Swiss people.  […]

Public domain and the internet

Posted on: May 24, 2017 by Alexander Herman

A number of issues arise when we use images of artistic works online. Here, I am referring to copyright and to the specific treatment of images of older works that may – or may not – have fallen into the public domain. Of course, once copyright has expired in a work, that work will enter the public […]

Lubaina Himid and the power of appropriation art

Posted on: February 16, 2017 by Alexander Herman

There is a very intriguing exhibition on at the moment at Modern Art Oxford featuring the artist Lubaina Himid. She makes political, opinionated and at times furious pieces in various media, from sculpture to canvas to pottery. The show is called Invisible Strategies and spans work going back to the artist’s early days in the 1980s to pieces created just last year. […]

Copyright calculator for EU

Posted on: April 23, 2015 by Alexander Herman

For those of you who have taken the IAL’s Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections (DipIPC) course, you will know that an important module of the course deals with the duration of copyright. This can be an especially challenging issue when it comes to the visual arts, where digitisation can make a work instantaneously available throughout the world. But different […]

Settlement reached in Tricorne Affair

Posted on: June 17, 2014 by Alexander Herman

In the saga commented on earlier by Hélène Deslauriers here, a settlement has now been reached between the owner of the Seagram Building in New York and the New York Landmarks Conservancy. The dispute arose over the treatment of Picasso’s stage curtain Le Tricorne, which had hung prominently in the Seagram Building since 1959. The owner […]

Picasso painting to stay in Four Seasons Restaurant… for now

Posted on: May 9, 2014 by Hélène Deslauriers

In Manhattan, Justice Matthew Cooper of the New York State Supreme Court ruled recently to prevent the owners of the Seagram Building from removing, at least for the time being, a stage curtain painted by Picasso stating there is ‘clearly a danger of irreprable injury’. The painting, known as Le Tricorne was executed by Picasso […]