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Joshua Kaufman

Certificates of Authenticity Give Art Collectors Extra (and Legal) Assurance

Daniel Grant | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The word "integrity" frequently comes up when artists describe their certificates of authenticity, meaning a variety of things, such as the prints "were done by the artist whose name is on the piece," according to Washington, D.C. painter Jenne Glover.

Artists: Is Your Work Insured in Your Gallery?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

It is rare that an artist ever asks her about the gallery's insurance policy -- does she have one, what does it cover, what are the exclusions -- and she cannot recall any artists refusing to consign work to her because of a lack of insurance.

Q. What's In a Name? A. Your Artistic Identity

Daniel Grant | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

No one can be forced to change his or her name because someone else has trademarked it. "Paul McCartney couldn't stop people who are named Paul McCartney and sing from using his name... [but] you couldn't perform under the name The Beatles."

'This Guy Has My MacBook' Snaps Pics Of Laptop Thief

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology

UPDATE 1: According to a recent update on Kaufman's Tumblr blog, the police have apprehended the man from the photos. Writes Kaufman: ARRESTED! An Oa...

If Works of Art are 'Strikingly Similar,' Is That a Problem?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

One talks of "drawing from life," perhaps of being a "plein-air" artist, but the fact remains that most art looks more like other art than like life, ...