FOOD FOR THOUGHT: STREET ART AND CELEBRITY CHEFS
November 17, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Cocktail reception to follow MCLE program)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP | 51 West 52nd Street | New York City
Sponsored by the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Sections
EASL and Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section members: $50 | NYSBA members: $90 | Non-members: $125 | Admitted 5 Years or Less: $35 | Section Law Students: $20 | NYSBA Member Law Students: $35 Not a section member? Join Today and Save! EASL Dues: $35 | Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law: $25 *Please note that you must be a NYSBA member to join a section
This program is approved for up to 3.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice. This program is non-transitional and therefore not suited for newly admitted attorneys.
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: From Street to Market: The Legal Journey of Street Art
A furtive scribble on the vacant wall of an abandoned building. An illicit act, followed by another. Then another. And so on. A once derelict blank surface is transformed into a vibrant aerosol spray-painted mural. This is the nature of street art, an urban subculture with prominent roots dating back to 1960's New York. Widely practiced globally, street art has recently been embraced by the high-end art market.
Intriguing questions remain, however, as to its legal status and the legal exposure of its creators and landowners alike. Are works by street artists considered “works of recognized stature” that are protected from destruction under the Visual Artists Rights Act? What risks do proprietors face by whitewashing over street art? Do artists lose their “street cred” if they are commissioned to paint murals or license their designs commercially? This focused panel will offer diverse legal, artistic, cultural and business perspectives on this evolving art form, from its intrepid creation to its coveted share of the art market.
Kathy Battista, PhD, Program Director, Contemporary Art, Sotheby's Institute of Art, NY
Garrison Buxton, Founder, Wellling Mural Project, NY
Jeannine Chanes, Esq., Law Offices of Jeannine Chanes, P.C.
Philippa Loengard, Esq., Deputy Director and Lecturer in Law, Kernochan Center – Columbia Law School
Judith B. Prowda, Esq., Senior Faculty, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Law Office of Judith B. Prowda , New York City
Carol J. Steinberg, Esq., Faculty, School of Visual Arts; Law Firm of Carol J. Steinberg, East Hampton Arts Council, New York City and East Hampton
4:30 PM– 5:45 PM: Celebrity (Chef) Restaurants, Libations, and Foodstuffs
The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section in conjunction with the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section takes a look at the legal issues surrounding celebrities and celebrity chefs opening up restaurant establishments in New York, selling liquor, developing and selling food stuff products to be sold from such restaurants to the public, and undertaking brand extension programs. The diverse group of panelists will identify relevant issues and considerations to forming such enterprises in New York, including food and beverage management agreements and brand licensing deals. You will not want to miss this one!
Richard S. Frazer, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP
Oliver Herzfeld, Esq., SVP and General Counsel, The Beanstalk Group
Seth B. Weinberg, Esq., Weinberg Zareh & Geyerhahn LLP
Moderator: Sarah M. Robertson, Esq., Dorsey & Whitney LLP
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception to Follow
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Please email Beth Gould with any questions.