NY Gallery Owner Sanctioned $500 A Day In Cropped Art Suit

Law360, New York (December 9, 2016, 5:45 PM EST) -- A New York art gallery owner was ordered Thursday to pay $500 for every day she continues to ignore inquiries by Joseph Statkun, a contemporary artist who won a default judgment on claims the gallery cropped one of his paintings without permission.

Statkun received the judgment in March 2014 on his claims that Tanja Grunert and her former gallery Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc. had violated the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 by allowing a consigned painting of his to be cropped without his consent. The alteration was made at the request of a customer, who purchased the work,...

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