Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of the art world, representing galleries, artists, collectors and dealers. We offer a range of services involving art law, including intellectual property, art related litigation, real estate leasing for galleries and artist’s studios and advice to landlords and artists on the federal Visual Artists Rights Act, tax, employment and other commercial transactions. Our experience includes estate planning around art work, drafting of joint purchase agreements as well as overseeing section 1031 exchanges with art and gift planning.
Among clients concerned with art law, we represent leading American artist David Hammons, The Coningsby Gallery, Laurel Gitlen Gallery, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Lisa Cooley Gallery, Opera Gallery, Saffron Art and Sotheby’s. Olshan litigators have worked in the area of recovery of stolen artwork, and we represented a private art dealer in connection with multiple civil litigations related to art fraud arising out of the former Salander-O’Reilly Galleries.