18 November 2020 | Hiding in Plain Sight
Join us for an art law lunch talk about the business and legal concerns related to misattributed artworks at auction.
What’s in a name? Art dealers and attorneys are on standby to help answer the question collectors and the general public have about the attribution of art. As art’s attribution changes so does its market value.
Connaisseurs who stay alert at auction may enjoy the good fortune of catching a work of art that is misattributed. Who knows, maybe over a course of a decade the market value of such a rare find could grow tenfold, or even increase from $10,000 hammer price to $400 million. If that rings a bell, join the Center for Art Law for a discussion on the sales of misattributed artworks at auction and the fascinating story of the Salvator Mundi, the painting that set the world record for the most expensive piece sold at auction in 2017.
This dialogue with Anne Laure Bandle, Swiss attorney and author of The Sale of Misattributed Artworks and Antiques at Auction (2016), and Robert Simon, an art dealer who recognized Salvator Mundi as a missing work of Leonardo da Vinci and co-author of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts (2019), will be moderated by Irina Tarsis, the Center for Art Law’s Founder and Managing Director.