Case Note: The fraud of art: Mcbride v Christie's Australia Pty Limited

Davies, Chris (2014) Case Note: The fraud of art: Mcbride v Christie's Australia Pty Limited. James Cook University Law Review, 21. pp. 111-117.

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[Extract] ‘Art forgery’, as Chief Justice Bergin points out, ‘in the sense of propounding a work as having been painted by a particular artist when it has not, has been going on for centuries.’1It also conjures up images of unscrupulous artists and dodgy dealers. From a legal perspective meanwhile it can lead to claims of breach of contract and of fiduciary duties, deceit and negligence, as well as breaches of competition law. This case note will therefore examine the legal ramifications that arose in McBride v Christie’s Australia Pty Limited, a case involving the alleged forgery of a painting entitled ‘Faun and Parrot’ attributed to the Australian artist, Albert Tucker

Item ID: 48316
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1321-1072
Keywords: fraud art
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 08:29
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