Maurizio Cattelan Authorship Decision Sets a New Precedent in France –

Artists have long worked with assistants, who often go uncredited, to make their works. Since the ’60s, with the advent of Minimal and Conceptual art, contemporary artists have pushed this even further, contracting fabricators to create works to their technical specifications. The art world has long recognized that the sole author of the work to … Read more

AATA Statement on the US Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn June 30, 2022 The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) is writing in response to the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that eliminates the constitutional right for individuals to access abortion services and rejects nearly a half century precedent. No matter where one stands on this issue, … Read more

Smithsonian Announces Landmark Decision to Repatriate Benin Bronzes

Edo artist/Benin kingdom court style, bracelet, 17th-18th century, copper alloy, gilt traces. Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Collection of Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (all images courtesy the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art) The Smithsonian Institution announced yesterday its decision to repatriate the majority of … Read more