An article about a new law in South Dakota, which goes into effect this week, requiring tattoo artists in the state to verify identities and keep records, may be viewed here.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009
According to court documents filed in Seattle, Gwenyth Shoes is suing Paris Hilton over part of her new shoe design-the heart-shaped pad on the insole; Gwyneth claims a patent application was filed in 2007, prior to Paris Hilton's line being introduced in February 2008.
An article about the dispute may be viewed here.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Germany has responded to Egypt's most recent demands for Nefertiti to be returned by stating that the bust is too fragile to be transported; and additionally that it was acquired lawfully by the the Prussian state, so should remain in Berlin. Egypt first requested the bust's return in 1930. A prior post on this subject is dated May 9, 2009.
The article may be viewed here.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
This is an update from a November 14, 2009 post, red shirts.
The artist filed a notice of appeal in federal district court in Alabama this week. In the November ruling, Senior District Judge Robert Propst ruled that Moore's paintings of University of Alabama football players do not infringe on the UA trademarks, so long as no university symbol or logo is used. Moore is objecting to language in the ruling, which states that--unless licensed--Moore has infringed and will infringe on the university's trademark(s) if he should create reproductions of his artwork that 'include any University of Alabama football uniforms on mini-prints, mugs, cups, calendars, flags, towels, tee-shirts or any other mundane products.'
Doff, the ArtSmith.
Friday, December 25, 2009
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Friday, December 18, 2009
This sign was intended to hang on the side of a building in Miami ahead of Art Basel earlier this month, however one of the owners of the building objected; the art was installed at another location within 24 hours.
This sign, created by interned Jewish citizens, has been stolen from its site at the entrance to the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz (Poland); an article may be viewed here.
December 20, 2009: The sign, cut into 5 pieces, has been located by police, and five men arrested; the article may be viewed here.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
A folio containing forty images by James Gillray (Great Britain's) leading caricaturist of the late 1700's were discovered at the Ministry of Justice in an office move, and are now in the print collection and on display and the Victoria and Albert. This drawing shows Le Vicomte de Barras. Behind the curtain is Napoleon's wife Josephine with the wife of another politician. It is believed that the album was seized by the police in the 1800's.