“Making the World Safe for Street Art: Recent Developments”
Panelists: Renée Vara – VARA ART, AAA; Christopher Robinson – Cahill, Cossu, Noh & Robinson LLP; Barry Werbin – Herrick, Feinstein LLP; & Virginia Rutledge – PIPE Arts Group (Moderator)
As 'street art' enters the mainstream, this panel will consider recent legal and market developments related to street art, ranging from:
Controversies between artists and property owners
Recent cases and threatened litigation involving copyright and the Visual Artists Rights Act
Other intellectual property issues including trademark, the rise of licensing and merchandising
Questions to do with establishing the legal stature and market value of street art
A panel discussion exploring The Visual Artists’ Rights Act, including Renée Vara, Lauren Van Haaften-Schick, Kenneth Pietrobono, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento & Abram Coetsee.
Moniker Art Fair aims to spotlight emerging and established talent from a burgeoning and increasingly diverse contemporary art movement forged by its subversive and innovative spirit. Moniker Art Fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.
APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 14TH ANNUAL AWARD LUNCHEON HONORING HANS ULRICH OBRIST
A podcast with the Art Law hosts, Steve Schindler & Katie Wilson-Milne, Art Expert, Renée Vara, and 5Pointz Curator & Artist, Jonathan Cohen AKA Meres One, discussing the history of 5Pointz, the kind of art that went up there, the efforts to save the art and what actually happened.
Renée Vara spoke at a Christie's Education Risk Management course on her expertise from her over 25 years of experience in the contemporary art world as an art advisor and on her recent experience as the lead art expert for the 5Pointz Vs. G&M Realty Landmark VARA case.
HASTAC (Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory) is an interdisciplinary community of humanists, artists, social scientists, scientists, and technologists that are changing the way we teach and learn.
Renée's accepted paper addressed the great need for an interdisciplinary approach to studying disempowered cultures through progressive methods to communicate the true cultural value of contemporary culture by examining 5Pointz, the noted urban art and graffiti center.
For more information, visit http://hastac2017.org/
Panelist, Coming and Going: Valuation Issues for the Creation and Dissolution of Art Businesses
This panel discussed the structure of art businesses and what can happen when one wants to or needs to exit such a business. It also explores the roles of lawyers, business appraisers and fine art appraisers in these often difficult situations.
New Jersey State Council on the Arts- Protecting & Preserving Your Creative Legacy: Planning Your Art's Future
New Jersey State Council on the Arts present "Protecting and Preserving Your Creative Legacy: Planning Your Art's Future," a session led by POBA Co-Managing Director Regan McCarthy with Renee Vara, Director of Vara Fine Arts, at the NJ State Council for the Arts' Professional Development Roundtable for working artists on Protecting and Preserving Your Creative Legacy at the Newark Museum.
Lecturer, The First Crack: A Symposium on Conservation and Value in Contemporary Art
Art today often involves the use of nontraditional materials, everything from used chewing gum to dust to latex. Often, these materials are difficult if not impossible to preserve in their original condition, presenting a challenge to conservation. This symposium explores the codes and ethics of market forces that rule the decisions on conservation in the world of private art collecting.
Renée Vara speaks about the art market and private collecting, as well as the general process behind damaged artwork and insurance claims in her capacity as an art advisor and appraiser. She discusses the "total loss" insurance payout and questions the logic behind the market's demand for pristine artworks.
Lecturer, Treasure of Trash: What’s Yours?
Learn more about grandma's vase or that painting you picked up at the flea market from Renee Vara, seasoned art advisor, certified appraiser and founder of Vara Art in New York City. Attendees can bring their object or email a photo prior to the event.
Moderator, Art Insurance Methodology: Practical Concerns for Personal Property Appraisers
What do insurance companies want to see in an appraisal? How do insurance policies work? Do USPAP compliant appraisals facilitate the resolution of insurance claims? Join us at Herrick, Feinstein LLP as a distinguished panel of experts discuss these questions and clarify the complexities of insurance language and terminology.
Panelist, Challenges with Conserving Contemporary Art
This panel lecture addresses the conservation challenges facing contemporary art's tricky materials, from chewing gum to dust. Gloria Valderia and Michelle Impey join Renee Vara to discuss addressing these obstacles in today's art world.
Panelist, Input #5 Blockhouse: Art and Crisis
ICI and INPUT Journal are pleased to announce a panel discussion on the occasion of the book release for INPUT #5: Blockhouse (Winter 2013). Under the curation of guest creative director Avelino Sala, “Blockhouse”—as a metaphor for a bunker—explores the capacity of artists to confront crisis, and to question the symbolic function of art and the role of creation during a critical moment of metaphorical entrenchment.
Panelist, Art Investment Roundtable
Frank Lord joined leading experts to discuss art appraisal, the role of connoisseurship, historical return patterns, investment vehicles and methods; the role of experts, collectors, museums and auction houses; as well as the pitfalls of investing in this asset class.
Panelist, No Longer Art, Salvage Art Institute & Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Alongside the exhibition, the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery will host a roundtable discussion on salvage art and questions of damage and value with art historian Alexander Dumbadze, poet, novelist and critic Ben Lerner, architectural historian Andrew Herscher, artist Elka Krajewska, artist and art lawyer Sérgio Muñoz Sarmiento, anthropologist Michael Taussig, certified appraiser and valuation specialist Renee Vara, and GSAPP Director Of Exhibitions Mark Wasiuta.
Lecturer, The Law and Business of Sculpture and Fine Art Multiples
Join faculty experts from the bench, bar, academia, art galleries, insurance agencies, art consultants, government and non-profit organizations as they take you through the most relevant issues in today's art world, including how to deal with the ethical issues that arise.
Panelist, On And Off The Road: An Evening with America’s Most Popular Appraisers
Experts Lee Dunbar, Kathleen Harwood, Daile Kaplan, Leigh Keno, Betty Krulik, Kevin Zavian and Alasdair Nichol, all stars on PBS's hit series, Antiques Roadshow, will talk about their experiences travelling the country together to do the show, some of the wonderful discoveries, and what happens off camera to prepare for those exquisite "aha!" moments! And Then, during a cocktail reception, we'll offer complimentary valuation consultations for all atteendees with experts Rob Aretz, Adina Becker, Susan Hunter, Stuart Lutz, Sarah Morthland, Deborah Spanierman, John Tatlock, Renee Vara and Christine von der Linn.
Panelist, Un(der) Regulated: Ethics in the Contemporary Art Market
The 2012 class of the FIT Art Market: Principles and Practices graduate program is pleased to present a panel discussion about the ethical dilemmas and decisions that are particular to conducting business in the arts.
Panelist, Tax Planning in a Changing Environment
A review of the issues on taxes, art ownership and transfer including discussions on sales and exchanges by collectors, federal capital gains tax, state income tax, installment sales, and like-kind exchanges; estate, gift, and GST tax rate and unified credit amount, marital deduction, estate liquidity issues, family limited partnerships, and basis issues. Moderator: Paul M. Roy, Withers Bergman; Panelists: Moira L. Crabtree, The Law Office of Moira L. Crabtree; Judith L. Pearson, ARIS; Renée Vara, Vara Fine Arts.
Panelist, New Market Dynamics: Five Perspectives on the Global Art Scene
Panel discussion with journalist Lindsay Pollock, art advisor Suzanne Gyorgy, Norton Museum of Art curator Charles Stainback and Art + Auction journalist Judd Tully, moderated by Renée Vara, founder of Vara Global Fine Arts, New York.
Panelist, Expertise & Objectivity in a Turbulent Art Market: A Forum for Collectors
This event is a forum for art collectors and art world professionals to identify and discuss the vital issues facing collectors—those who have existing collections, and those who plan to acquire more art during these challenging economic times.
Lecturer Advice for Collectors,” Collectors Day (March, 2007).
Examine the role of the appraiser in establishing and determining value. This lecture is given as part of Collector's Day at RISD. Speakers include Mary Bartow, Sotheby's; Steve Pincus, DeWitt Stern; and Suzanne Gyorgy, Art Advisor, New York.