Lawrence Kaye is Co-chair of the firm’s Art Law Group. Larry has a diverse commercial art practice, advising dealers, collectors, artists, museums and estates in transactional matters, including the acquisition and sale of world-renowned works of art, art loan and exhibition agreements, 1031 exchanges, insurance and authentication issues, and financings using art as collateral. Larry also represents a wide range of domestic and international clients in all types of complex art litigation and dispute resolution, including issues about authenticity and authentication, artist/dealer relationships and contractual disputes related to the purchase and sale of artworks. Larry has represented foreign governments, victims of the Holocaust, families of renowned artists and other claimants in the recovery of art and antiquities. Larry also advises and represents foreign governments in matters related to cultural property and, in that regard, among other things, served as legal advisor to the Republic of Turkey’s delegation to the diplomatic conference where the UNIDROIT Convention on the International Return of Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects was adopted. Mr. Kaye has written and lectured extensively on mediation and arbitration of art law disputes.
We are pleased to introduce you to the very first edition of The Art Law Review. The field of art law has developed over many years to become a significant speciality in the law, as collectors, galleries, auction houses, museums and everyone else involved with art have expanded their collections and businesses throughout the world. Besides involving billions of dollars in the trade, art law has become the means by which the diverse cultures of our societies are governed and encouraged to develop.