Art Law Experts Weigh in on Peter Doig Authentication Case

August 29, 2016 – Media Mention
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Frank Lord commented on an art authentication dispute involving a plaintiff who claimed artist Peter Doig sold him a painting in the 70s, but Doig refused to authenticate as he said he did not create the painting. The verdict was in the artist’s favor. Given the particularities of the case, which demanded an artist prove he did not create a work of art, Frank opined, “This was an unusual case because traditionally suits like this have not dealt with the word of a living artist but rather the judgement of an expert or a decision by an authentication committee.”