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Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

location: online
The Institute's alumni are invited to a masterclass on Art Law hosted by Professor Judith Prowda, on one of the most important cultural legal decisions of our time.

Sotheby's Institute of Art alumni around the world have an exclusive opportunity to hear from longstanding Sotheby's Institute of Art-New York faculty member Judith Prowda about one of the most important cultural legal decisions of our time. Judith will be discussing Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith, currently being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, which is being heralded as a landmark case around fair use, artistic transformation and copyright infringement. The talk will explore the implications of the case, as well as touch on other similar cases in recent history.

Speaker Biography

Judith Prowda has been a member of the Institute's MA Art Business faculty since 2007. She is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, and entertainment and commercial law. She is a founding member of Stropheus Art Law, a collective of art law and business specialists who offer unbundled services to the art community and has been selected by New York Super Lawyers each year since 2020 . Her book, Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (2013), which in its second printing and has been translated into Korean and Chinese, has been adopted for art law courses in law schools and graduate programs throughout the world. Recently, Judith participated in a small working group of lawyers who created an international arbitration tribunal, called the Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), that is dedicated to the resolution of art law disputes and was nominated for “Best Innovation” in the field of arbitration by the Global Arbitration Review. Judith is a member of the NYC Bar Association Art Law Committee and is Past Chair of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law (EASL) Section of the New York State Bar Association and Co-Chair of the Fine Arts Committee and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Judith is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to art law and the market.

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