— Art and Entertainment Litigation
We have extensive experience representing companies and individuals in the art and entertainment industry. Our clients have included television networks, record labels, recording and visual artists, galleries, collectors, publishers, and writers.
Representative matters include:
Represented Domenico and Eleanore De Sole in a highly publicized, three-week federal jury trial asserting RICO, fraud and contract claims against Knoedler Gallery and its former president arising from the sale of a fake “Mark Rothko” painting to our clients.
In a one-week bench trial, won ownership of a large-scale “wave” painting for contemporary artist Raymond Pettibon.
Won unanimous jury verdict proving dealer of Russian art sold forged avant garde drawings to our client.
Represented producer in action against celebrity television host, Nancy Grace, alleging breach of contract to develop television series.
Represented contemporary artists James Turrell, Takashi Murakami and Roxy Paine in breach of contract actions against former dealers, and Christopher Williams in action by fabricator of work seeking ownership of client’s work.