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Guino v. Beseder, Inc.

Societe Civile Succession Richard Guino v. Beseder Inc., 414 F. Supp. 2d 944 (D. Ariz. 2006); aff’d. (9th Cir. 2008).

Between the years 1913 and 1917, a frail and severely arthritic Pierre-Auguste Renoir created nearly forty sculptures with the help of the young sculptor, Richard Guino. Almost a century after their creation, the sale of posthumous casts of eleven of these works became the subject of a heated

copyright battle between the Renoir and Guino heirs.

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