Appropriation Art and Brands: Collision Course or Collaboration?

October 30, 2018
Barry Werbin
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

2 Park Avenue
New York City

The Art Newspaper and Herrick hosted the final event in our 2018 Art Business panel series. The discussion focused on a number of recent cases that highlighted the appropriation of artists’ work in advertising or products produced by commercial entities, and issues ranging from how artists are exposed under current US copyright law, the due diligence that companies and their agencies should undertake when using an artist's work, as well as the opportunities these relationships can create for artists when handled appropriately.

Moderated by: Helen Stoilas, Editor, Americas at The Art Newspaper


  • Oliver Herzfeld, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, The Beanstalk Group
  • Barry Werbin, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
  • Dan Witz, Artist and recent Dior Homme collaborator