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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016, 7:00-8:00PM, WITH RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
SOTHEBY’S INSTITUTE OF ART
570 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
RSVP REQUIRED. LIMITED SEATING.
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Sotheby’s Institute of Art Speaker Series presents:
To Catch a Thief? The Future of Fair Use and Appropriation Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, is delighted to announce the panel discussion, “To Catch A Thief? The Future of Fair Use and Appropriation Art”-- delving into a controversial topic in copyright law and the art world today, Many artists, gallerists, dealers, and copyright owners do not accept the idea that other artists can appropriate artworks by asserting the fair use doctrine. Others believe that appropriation is a legitimate exercise of artistic freedom.

This second panel discussion in the SIA Speaker Series brings together lawyers on both sides of the fair use debate as to whether and how far an appropriating artist can go before crossing the line and infringing on another artist’s copyrighted work.

Our distinguished panelists Dale Cendali, Esq. and Joshua Irwin Schiller, Esq. will discuss the perspectives of both the original and appropriating artists in this highly contentious and unpredictable area of the law and try to make sense of how the courts draw the line in copyright infringement cases. Newly added panelist, artist Charles Lutz, explores ideas of value, originality and authenticity through his work and will contribute his views on appropriation. The conversation will be led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, MA Art Business and Art Law Professor, Judith B. Prowda, Esq.

The SIA Speaker Series brings together leading artists, curators, and art professionals from the art world in a public forum to exchange ideas and to foster an open dialogue about the state of the art market and art making today. The first Speaker Series panel, “Women Leaders in the Art Market,” included Amy Cappellazzo, Touria El Glaoui, Elizabeth Dee and Marianne Boesky, and was moderated by Christine Kuan, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York.

Founded in 1969, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the first and foremost graduate school for the study of art and its markets. With more than 6,000 alumni working internationally in art fairs, galleries, museums, auction houses, and nonprofits, the Institute’s alumni are shaping the future of the art industry. Past guest speakers at the Institute have included artists, such as: Ulay and Jaša, Dan Graham, Alexandre Singh, Glenn Ligon, Sanford Biggers, Carolee Schneemann, Dara Birnbaum, Alfredo Jaar, Ahmed Alsoudani; and art industry experts from Art Basel, Paddle8, Auctionata, Armory Show, Artsy, Whitney Museum, Swiss Institute, MoMA, and others.

Panelists:
Dale Cendali, Esq., Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Joshua Irwin Schiller, Esq., Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Charles Lutz, Artist

Moderator:
Judith Prowda, MA Art Business Faculty, Art Law Professor, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NY

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT, with reception to follow
Where: Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 570 Lexington Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022
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Questions: a.bochi@sia.edu