Perhaps because it’s the slow summer season, art and antiquities have been very much in the news – well at least in the NYT. So, for your beach reading pleasure, we refer you to:
In the first article entitled “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/arts/design/antiquity-market-grapples-with-stricter-guidelines-for-gifts.html?emc=eta1">The Curse of the Outcast Artifact</a>, the NYT reports on the problems in donating unprovenanced artifacts – which by some estimates may include more than 111,900 objects in private hands.
In the second article entitled “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/arts/design/when-judging-arts-authenticity-the-law-vs-the-market.html?emc=eta1">Ruling on Artistic Authenticity: The Market vs. the Law</a>”, the NYT reports on a growing trend of letting judges and juries decide whether the painting at issue is “<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_real_McCoy.">the real McCoy</a>.”
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