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creators of Bored Apes NFTs sue artist Ryder Ripps for trademark infringement

The creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs (non-fungible tokens), a high-profile and highly valued limited collection of 10,000 digital artworks, is suing the artist Ryder Ripps, accusing him of “trolling” them and using company trademarks to sell and profit off copycat NFTs. Attorneys for the crypto platform Yuga Labs filed the lawsuit on 24 June in the Central District Court of California. ...

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Heirs Sue Israel Museum to Recover 14th Century Manuscript – ARTnews.com

A 14th-century Hebrew manuscript is the subject of a lawsuit filed this week against the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The institution has denied claims by heirs of a German-Jewish lawmaker that the museum has “illegal possession” of the religious book, which has been in its collection for nearly seventy years. This is the first lawsuit against a museum in Israel to recover property lost ...

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Mondrian Heirs Sue Philadelphia Museum Over Work ‘Seized by the Nazis’ – ARTnews.com

The heirs of Piet Mondrian have challenged the Philadelphia Museum of Art over ownership of a painting by the Dutch artist that representatives of the estate claim was looted by the Nazis. They are seeking to regain the work, titled Composition with Blue (1926), which has been in the museum’s holdings for nearly 70 years. According to the provenance provided by the PMA, the ...

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Students Plan to Sue the Glasgow School of Art for Canceling Their Degree Show and Cutting Off Studio Access During the Pandemic

Students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) in Scotland are planning to take legal action against the institution because, they say, it withheld crucial educational resources during the 2020 shutdown and failed to provide refunds.  A group of graduate-level artists was roughly halfway through their 12-month program when the school went into lockdown in March of 2020. The respected art academy boasts Turner ...

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Skull artist Sue Moerder crafts craniums into art and she’s created the Artists of Philly Pop-Up Co-Op

Meet Sue Moerder, a former tattoo artist and advertising designer who’s now focusing on her true calling — creating skull art.• On her first skull: “I can’t remember how I got it. You work in Jersey and everybody hunts and has deer skulls and then you’re a tattoo artist and everybody assumes you love skulls.”• Heading off critics: “Some people look at skulls like ...

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A Florida Man Is Threatening to Sue an Artist Whose Invisible Sculpture Sold for $18,000, Saying He Came Up With the Idea First

Earlier this month, an Italian artist named Salvatore Garau went viral when his “immaterial sculpture”—that is, a work of art made of literally nothing—sold for €15,000 ($18,300) at auction. Articles about the sale was shared widely, often accompanied by captions of the “I could have done that” variety. Users posted pictures of blank spaces—their own invisible sculptures which could surely be had for a ...

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Why did an Italian street artist sue the Vatican?

“Thou shalt not steal — but the Vatican did anyway,” reports MSN. Italian street artist Alessia Babrow filed a lawsuit last month against the Vatican, home of the Catholic Church, for merchandising her artwork without permission, according to the AP. In 2019, Babrow pasted a stylized image of Christ on a wall near the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II bridge, the central bridge for entering ...

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Tim Noble and Sue Webster Triumph Gallery Russia Moscow

For their first solo exhibition in Russia, British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster have produced a stunning collection of work that best reflects their ongoing fascination with silhouettes and self-analysis. The central piece is the extraordinary work, Scarlett - a kinetic installation consisting of a worktable (upon which the artists have been working for the last decade) covered with numerous bizarre mechanical toys all ...

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