Saturday - 29 August 2015


Sotheby’s Australia fight back in copyright case

27 August 2015

Sotheby’s Australia have countersued artists’ copyright agency Viscopy, accusing them of breaching the country’s Competition and Consumer Act by refusing permission to publish images of paintings by the artist John Olsen in their catalogues.

Petitioners protest at German rule change

24 July 2015

Opposition to controversial new laws governing cultural heritage in Germany is gathering pace. Auctioneers, dealers and collectors are backing a petition ‘preserving the right to privately collect’ and calling for German the government to rethink its proposals.