Category Archives: Culture

As They Please

Impending Regulations Will Destroy the Decorative Arts Trade By Michael McCullough A certain amount of information about the meeting of the Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking on March 20th has been passed on to me by members of the art … Continue reading

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Art Dealer Groups Propose Solution to Ivory Ban

The League and NAADAA Send Letter to the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service Staff Writer In a letter sent today to Director Ashe of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Art and Antique Dealers League of America … Continue reading

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Suite for the Sweet

Artist Resale Rights in the United States By Michael McCullough Whenever I read about efforts to legislate an “artist resale royalty” in the United States, there comes back into my mind the memory of a conversation I had about ten … Continue reading

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Success in the Machine

Good Artwork Always Sells at the Right Price. by Michael McCullough A dozen years ago anyone who foretold the size and importance of today’s global auction market would have been looked on as a lunatic. And yet the truth is … Continue reading

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Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the Cultural Property Implementation Act

October 22, 2013, 6:30pm-9:00pm New York City Bar Association Agenda 6:30-6:35- Introduction (Dean Nicyper, Chair, Art Law Committee; Josh Lipsman, Chair, Cultural Property Subcommittee) 6:35-6:40- Moderator (Michael McCullough, Chair, International Trade Subcommittee and Managing Partner, Michal McCullough LLC) Overview of … Continue reading

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Cultural Property Event of the Century

Don’t miss it. Open to the public. Symposium on the 30th Anniversary of the Cultural Property Implementation Act Oct. 22, 2013    6:30 PM – 9:00 PM New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY Speaker and … Continue reading

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Michael McCullough on Fox News

This is the first narrow and blatantly self-serving post to this blog: “Fine art boom? Market Continues to Expand” View here.

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Iron and Light

By Michael McCullough MoMA Exhibition, “Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light” Very little in museum exhibitions of contemporary prints and photographs makes any deep impression on me these days. That is a confession of something lacking in myself, but it … Continue reading

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A Breakdown in Appropriation

A New View on Using Copyrighted Images By Michael McCullough When a Federal court scratches its head about how to regulate the art market, get ready for total baldness as you start tearing out your hair. Last week, a Federal … Continue reading

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From Koh Ker to Mediocre

A Sale Bombs and a Million Dollar Sculpture Lost in the Same Week. By Michael McCullough One of the affecting moments among many in Ben Affleck’s Argo is when the Hollywood producer Lester Siegel theorizes about why he was such … Continue reading

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