Jancou Fine Art, Ltd. v. Sotheby's and Noland
Jancou Fine Art, Ltd. v. Sotheby's, No. 650316-2012 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Nov. 13, 2012); granting summary judgment, Jancou Fine Art, Ltd. v. Sotheby's, No. 650316-2012 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. May 3, 2013), aff'd by 2013 NY Slip Op. 04901 (App. Div. First Dep't, June 27, 2013).
In this case involving the Visual Artists Rights Act, 17 U.S.C. §106 (“VARA”), art dealer Marc Jancou brought an action in New York state court against Sotheby’s and artist Cady Noland, after the auction house removed Noland’s Cowboys Milking, consigned by Jancou, from sale following the artist’s disavowal of the work’s authorship. On November 13, 2012, the court . . . .