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Nicole is a writer and law school graduate with a dedicated focus and passion for the arts, and a particular interest in Latin American art and history. Nicole has extensive experience working with art galleries and museums in Buenos Aires and Miami, and explores cultural landscapes across the Americas through her writing.

You can e-mail Nicole at [email protected]

Art Dealers
Business Copyright

How Art Dealers Can Avoid Tax Fraud Allegations

The capital of the global art market, artwork sales in New York often impose hefty taxes on the purchaser – unless one of the several clever loopholes are employed. Amid allegations that several prominent galleries and collectors were employing tax evasion schemes that weren’t entirely up to...

Tattoo Art

Who Owns the Copyright in Your Tattoo Art?

You’re considering a lot of different things when thinking about inking a new tattoo, but copyright infringement probably isn’t one of them. But copyright laws come into play in various ways when tattooing new work – whether you’re the artist whose designs are being inked, the...

Business Copyright

Four Reasons Artists Should Hire Lawyers

Artists and lawyers don’t have a ton of opportunities to work together, but when it comes to taking your art business to the next level, you’re going to want a lawyer in tow. Once you’re working as a successful artist, and your name is becoming more and more prolific, there are...


Could Due Diligence Have Saved the Knoedler Gallery?

What Art World Players Can Learn from the Knoedler Fraud Scandal
Whether you’re already a successful artist or gallery owner or doing your best to get there, understanding the legal issues of warranty and due diligence are essential to shielding yourself from devastating lawsuits that could...

Copyright Online Piracy

Ashley Madison is Cheating with the DMCA

Controversial cheating website AshleyMadison.com dealt quite the blow to its 36 million users last week when they reported that the website had been hacked. The notorious site, which helps married men and women connect and meet for extramarital affairs, was the target of a major hack, and this week...


Can Twitter Really Copyright Your Jokes?

Social media website Twitter is all about the re-posting and re-blogging of content. An excellent resource for news outlets, bloggers, and freelance writers, Twitter allows you to build a fan base through your words. You can link to articles that interest you, post those articles that you actually...

Picasso Women of Algiers
Business Industry

Is Arthena the Future of the Art Market?

We recently discussed the proliferation of forged artworks in today’s art market, a billion-dollar industry that could be headed for troubled times due to an increasing unwillingness by art experts and authentication committees to certify the validity of an artwork.
Much of the discussion...