Risks in the attribution of works of art: expert practices and legal considerations
The Art Law Foundation and the Art-Law Centre jointly organise in Geneva a multidisciplinary conference on the attribution of works of art and its legal considerations. Experts, art historians and lawyers will discuss the attribution both of ancient and contemporary art as it is actually dealt with in practice and from a historical perspective. The speakers will also assess the liability of dealers, experts and guarantors, as well as major issues tied to the attribution practice, such as artists who disavow their works, the dominant market position of authenticators and conflicts of interest. The conference will include a round table discussion which will examine new avenues to improve the authentication process and the security in and quality of expertise.