‘Indecent’ Jesus action stopped – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2008 in artistic works, news, outraging public decency by sally

“An art gallery will not face any legal action over claims it displayed an indecent statue of Jesus Christ.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2008

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Action over ‘indecent’ Jesus art – BBC News

Posted September 2nd, 2008 in artistic works, news, outraging public decency by sally

“A Christian group is taking an art centre to court, claiming it displayed an indecent statue of Jesus Christ.”

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BBC News, 2nd September 2008

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Artists seek royalties for 70 years from grave – The Times

Posted May 27th, 2008 in artistic works, copyright, news by sally

“Britain’s artistic community is battling against leading auction houses and dealers to bring in a law forcing the payment of a royalty on artists’ works for 70 years after their deaths — in line with writers and musicians.”

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The Times, 27th May 2008

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Manslaughter charge for artist whose sculpture killed two people – The Times

Posted February 14th, 2008 in artistic works, health & safety, homicide, news by sally

“The creator of an inflatable sculpture that killed two people after breaking free of its moorings was charged with manslaughter yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th February 2008

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Great art ‘will be forced abroad by tax law’ – The Times

Posted February 11th, 2008 in artistic works, domicile, news, taxation by sally

“The British public will miss out on seeing some of the greatest works of art in the world because of the Government’s tax plans for nondomiciled foreigners, the director of the Tate said yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th February 2008

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Islamic Republic of Iran v Barakat Galleries Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted January 7th, 2008 in artistic works, conflict of laws, law reports, title to goods by sally

Islamic Republic of Iran v Barakat Galleries Ltd

Court of Appeal

“A claim by a state to recover antiquities which formed part of its national heritage should not be shut out on the ground that an action whose object was to enforce the public law of another state should not be entertained.”

The Times, 7th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

New law to solve diplomatic row over cancelled art show – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in artistic works, diplomats, news, Russia by sally

“An art exhibition that has become a pawn in the diplomatic game between London and the Kremlin could go ahead after the British Government agreed to fast-track legislation to appease Moscow.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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Gallery faces lawsuit over Rubens – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2007 in artistic works, news, theft by sally

“One of Britain’s leading art galleries faces the threat of legal action over three paintings by the 17th-century Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens from the granddaughter of the works’ former owner who was murdered by the Nazis.”

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The Independent, 9th December 2007

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82-year-old art forger sentenced – Reuters

Posted November 17th, 2007 in artistic works, forgery, news, sentencing by sally

“An octogenarian woman and her son were sentenced on Friday for one of the largest, longest lasting and most diverse art scams ever in Britain, forging paintings, sculptures, carvings and statues.”

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Reuters, 16th November 2007

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CPS Decision on Baltic Exhibition Photograph – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted October 29th, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“Northumbria Crown Prosecution Service has advised Northumbria Police that a photograph seized from an exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, is not an indecent image.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th October 2007

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Christian artist accuses gallery – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2007 in artistic works, news, religious discrimination by sally

“Tate Modern has been accused of religious discrimination and institutional anti-Christian bias in its commissioning procedures, by an artist who is taking the gallery to an employment tribunal next month.”

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The Guardian, 8th October 2007

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Name your price for the latest Radiohead album – The Times

Posted October 2nd, 2007 in artistic works, internet, news, sale of goods by sally

“How much would you pay for the new album by one of the world’s most critically acclaimed rock bands? Radiohead are asking fans to put their own price on the group’s long-awaited new release.”

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The Times, 2nd October 2007

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Baltic porn probe photos removed – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“A collection of photos at the centre of a police child porn investigation has been removed from the show.”

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BBC News, 2nd October 2007

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Seized ‘art porn’ owned by Sir Elton John – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 25th, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“A photograph by a controversial American artist which is part of Sir Elton John’s private collection has been seized by police from a gallery on suspicion it may have breached child pornography laws.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th September 2007

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Art exhibit in child porn probe – BBC news

Posted September 25th, 2007 in artistic works, children, news, pornography by sally

“Police have seized an exhibit at the Baltic modern art gallery on Tyneside on the grounds it may have breached child pornography laws.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2007

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Guerrilla artist Banksy caught up in eBay fraud – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2007 in artistic works, fraud, internet, news by sally

“Banksy, the mysterious graffiti artist who has gone from underground street phenomenon to darling of collectors including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, has been embroiled in an eBay scandal.”

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The Guardian, 25th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk