13 August, 2010

Blackman v Gant

"This is an important case for artists as it means that they are able to bring an action against someone who sells and/or supplies fake works of art attributed to them on the grounds that it may harm their reputation, and consequently the value of their work in the art market."
"A Victorian Supreme Court case in March 2010 brings hope to artists seeking to protect their reputations against art dealers selling fake artworks. The case, Blackman v Gant,1 involved eminent Australian artists Charles Blackman and Robert Dickerson bringing action against the art dealer who sold fake artworks under their names."

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