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Center for Art Law Updates

The following case selection first appeared in the Center for Art Law May newsletter:

• Marjorie Maciunas v. George Maciunas Foundation (N.Y., 2014) -- Plaintiff, resident of Virginia, agreed to sell three works by George Maciunas to the Foundation and she is seeking either return of the property or payment owed to her. Founded by Harry Stendhal in 2009, George Maciunas Foundation Inc. has been active since November 2011. George Maciunas was a Lithuanian-born American artist who died in 1978. Complaint does not seem to explain the relationship between the artist and eponymous plaintiff.

• Feritta III and Maclean v. Knoedler Gallery, 14 Civ. 2259 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 1, 2014) -- Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP filed yet another complaint against Knoedler Gallery et all alleging selling a forged Rothko to their clients in 2008. The work that is now believed to be a forgery from the Rosales trove was titled Untitled (Orange, Red and Blue).

• Kolodny v. Meyer, Dorfman and Dorfman Projects LLP, 14 Civ. 3354 (S.D.N.Y. May 8, 2014) -- the case brought by Grossman LLP involves sale of multiple Jasper Johns artworks believed to be stolen by the defendant James Meyer, John's studio assistant. Plaintiff purchased some of the stolen art from Defendants having received assurances that the works could be lawfully sold by Defendants.

• Thome v. Calder Foundation, 14 Civ. 3446 (S.D.N.Y. May. 13, 2014) -- Calder Foundation continues making headlines, this time it is being sued for antitrust violations, including conspiracy of monopolization and restraint of trade, having denied authentication and inventory numbers for the stage set created before Calder's death.

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