Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper on May 14 at 6 pm Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM
News-Antique.com - Apr 29,2014 - Rago Auctions Open House Features a Talk by Attorney Dean Nicyper, “Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards” on May 14 at 6 PM
Lambertville, NJ: The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, May 14, featuring attorney Dean Nicyper presenting, "Buyer Beware/Seller Beware: Authentication and Consignment Risks and Rewards" at 6 p.m. The talk takes place during the preview week for Rago's Fine Art Auctions.
Many sellers are entirely unaware of the risks they may be taking in the art world. Similarly, buyers may be surprised by some details of the risks to which they may be exposed, despite the familiar adage, “buyer beware”. Dean Nicyper’s lecture will address many of those risks by citing actual events in the art world and identifying certain rewards that may exist on the other side of the transaction.
Dean Nicyper is a Partner at Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP and Chair of the Art Law Committee of the Association of the Bar for the City of New York. Among his clients in the specialty of art law, Mr. Nicyper has successfully represented one of the two largest art auction houses for over fifteen years in dozens of lawsuits. He has covered a broad range of art law related issues, such as authenticity of works of art, art fraud, auction law, consignment obligations and the rights and obligations of parties in loan transactions where works of art have been pledged as collateral. He also has represented artists and their families and foundations, art dealers and agents, art collectors and art appraisers in many art-related disputes. He was lead counsel in the initial cases uncovering the two largest art fraud scandals in the past 15 years. In his capacity as Chair of the Art Law Committee of the Association of the Bar for the City of New York, he has provided the leadership that resulted in the drafting and enactment of New York legislation detailing the rights and obligations of dealers and artists in art consignment relationships. He is co-author of a bill currently before the New York State Legislature designed to constrain frivolous lawsuits against scholars and authenticators who speak their mind.
The auction house opens on Wednesday, May 14 at noon. A reception begins at 5 p.m. Mr. Nicyper will speak at 6 p.m.
RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you unable to RSVP in advance, please join us if you can; all are welcome.
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About Rago Arts and Auction Center
Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $30 million in sales in 2013. We serve thousands of sellers and buyers internationally with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Rago holds auctions of 20th/21st c. design, fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry, militaria, coins and currency, Asian, historic ephemera, and ethnographic property. A world-class venue through which to buy and sell, it offers valuations for personal property (from a single piece