Litigation has burst out in a variety of art world relationships of late. The suits seem to come and go with regularity, often ending with a settlement. The Art Newspaper, reporting on the resolution of the conflict between New York gallery Luhring Augustine and Moscow’s Gary Tatintsian, has this understandable difference of opinion over the value of getting lawyers involved:
“Mr Tatintsian strongly believes the litigation was entirely necessary to achieve a settlement that was satisfactory to him,” said Peter Stern of McLaughlin & Stern on behalf of the dealer.
“As far as Luhring Augustine is concerned, the litigation was a complete waste of everyone’s time,” said Roger Netzer, of law firm Willkie, Farr & Gallagher which represents Luhring Augustine.
Tatintsian Case Settled (The Art Newspaper)