Albers Foundation warns of Josef Albers forgery after a case in Milan

14 January 2021

People think Albers’ homages are easy to forge, but in fact they are not.  
The Financial Times and Artnet speak about Josef Albers’ forgeries and a legal case in Milan.

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It has just been printed the book "The good practices for collectors" curated by Dario Jucker.

24 November 2020

I am glad to announce the publication of the second volume of the series "Comparative Art Law" entitled "The good practices for collectors", curated by D. Jucker and edited by Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane.
Collecting artworks is a matter of passion, but – in the contemporary world, given the values at stake, entails some responsibilities and risks.
The good practices for collectors are a set of rules, judicial precedents and soft law instruments, which are gradually imposing in the artworld and that are of essence to build an art collection not only with the instinct, but following some rules that can guarantee a greater certainty in the acquisition.
This book, the second volume of the series “Comparative Art Law”, collects several contributions by art law experts and is aimed not only to specialists, but also to those collectors who wish to gain knowledge or deepen some complex art law topics, such as exportation, title, archiving, tax and circulation, in order to navigate with less uncertainty in the “wide waters” of the art market.

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Switzerland and the fight against the illicit trade of artworks, Dario Jucker interviewed by Swissinfo

12 November 2020

What is Switzerland doing against the illicit trade in works of art and how successful are organised crime groups in continuing to traffic looted artefacts?
Dario Jucker talks to tvsvizzera/swissinfo.ch about looted art, the black market and the restitution of cultural goods

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The report on culture in Tessin – The Art Newspaper

12 November 2020

Dario writes an article on the 2020 Tessin report on culture in the Art Newspaper

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The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation preserves the authenticity and the heritage of Josef Albers: another judgment for handling counterfeited artworks.

6 September 2020

Another case of forgery and handling counterfeited Josef Albers artworks: the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, counselled by Dario Jucker, obtains at the Court of Milan a judgment of 1 year and 8 months of prison and the damages restoration.

The new law on copyright becomes effective in Switzerland: a radical reform for the protection of photographs (even for non-creative ones).

1 April 2020

The new copyright law entries into force in Switzerland. Dario publishes an article on the Swiss Literature Archive Bulletin, Passim review. Go to the article

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The editor Dali Universe obtains the registration of the trademark “the signature of Salvador Dali” in Switzerland.

2 December 2019

Counselled by Avv. Jucker, the editor Dali Universe has obtained the registration in Switzerland of the trademark “the signature of Salvador Dali” winning at the Administrative Federal Court against the registration opposition by the Gala Salvador Dali Foundation.

WEBINAR 22.01.2021 17:30-18:30 h – PUBLICATION OF "THE GOOD PRACTICES FOR COLLECTORS" curated by D. Jucker

12 November 2019

We are pleased to inform you that a webinar will be held on January 22nd for the presentation of the volume “The good practices for collector”.
Participation is free (no prior registration is required) and you can access via the following link:

Join the meeting in Zoom
ID meeting: 258 756 0948 Passcode: esi2021

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Dario Jucker holds a lecture on the forgery of artworks at the IULM University in Milan

18 October 2019

The lawyer Dario Jucker holds a lecture on the forgery of artworks at the IULM University in Milan

THE PORTRAIT OF ISABELLA D'ESTE REMAINS IN SWITZERLAND, according to a decision by the Swiss Federal Court

13 May 2019

The Swiss federal Court has denied the seizure and the restitution to the Italian authorities of a painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.
Italy got nothing. The Federal Court has ruled that the portrait of Isabella d’Este attributed to Leonardo will remain in Switzerland. By a judgment dated May 13, the judges have reversed the decisions of the Cantonal Public Prosecutor and of the Criminal Federal Court and ruled in favour of the owner of the painting, denying the seizure and the restitution to the Italian authorities.
The two previous decisions were released after the owner of the painting had been sentenced in Italy to 1 year and two months of prison for illicit traffic of artworks without an exportation license from Italy. This offence, however, has not the same structure in the Swiss law and for this reason double jeopardy has not been met.
Therefore, the Federal Court has ruled that the rogatory and the seizure requests could not be followed up.

Restitution of African cultural heritage - The Macron proposal

4 April 2019

The Macron proposal to return to Africa the cultural heritage spoiled during colonialism: we have talked about this topic in a radio broadcast on air on 14 April.

Hear the broadcast and on the RSI PODCAST of Voci dipinte.

The EU 2019/790 Copyright Directive

25 March 2019

Il Parlamento europeo approva la direttiva 2019/70 sul diritto (digitale) d’autore.
Dario speaks on the newly introduced regulations in a interview at RSI

The international circulation of artworks – Opening Conference of the Judicial Year

25 January 2019

At the Opening Conference of the Judicial Year, Dario intervenes with a presentation on the circulation of artworks between Switzerland and Italy

Law and photography – A conference at the Courthouse of Milan

16 November 2018

Photographing works of art and cultural heritage: which freedom? At a conference at the Milan Courthouse, Dario explains the regulations on the photographs of artworks and the recent reform on the liberalization of the reproduction of cultural goods for non-profit purposes.

The new collective agreements between Prolitteris and the Association of Swiss Museums

16 November 2018

In a conference at MASI Lugano, Dario introduces the recent collective agreements between Prolitteris and the Association of Swiss Museums on the reproduction of the artworks in public collections.

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Conference in Lugano: The artworld and the wealth management

24 October 2018

Dario speaks at a conference held in Lugano - The artworld and the wealth management

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The $12 million stuffed shark: the curious economics of contemporary art by Donald Thompson.

28 February 2018

Dario intervenes at Donald Thompson's presentation of the book “The $12 million stuffed shark: the curious economics of contemporary art”.

The Gurlitt collection

21 January 2018

Dario is a guest at RSI and speaks about stolen art and the Gurlitt Collection.

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Another judgment for the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation at the Court of Milan.

14 December 2017

Another case for the protection of Josef Albers' works: Dario obtains at the Court of Milan a judgment for the forgeries "Homage to the Square 1970" and "Study for the Homage to the Square R2EB2 1968" and the restoration of the damages to the civil party.

OATI Conference 9 June 2017 Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano "Between collecting and the market, the rules of the art world".

9 June 2017

In Lugano, in a conference curated by Dario Jucker, different art law topics are covered, from authentications, to the archive's management, to the legislative reform introduced in Italy.

Dario has been interviewed by RSI on the 2016 Global Art Gallery Report.

11 May 2017

Avv. Jucker interviewed by RSI Channel 2 in Cultural News on the Global Art Gallery Report 2016.

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Avv. Jucker counselled a Swiss art dealer in the acquisition of a sculpture by Medardo Rosso.

9 January 2017

Avv. Jucker has assisted a Lugano art gallery in the purchase of the Medardo Rosso Ecce Puer sculpture (bronze, unique piece) from an Italian private collection.

Dario Jucker interviewed by Channel 2 of the RSI on the notion of illegal copying in copyright law.

30 August 2016

Dario Jucker interviewed by Channel 2 of the Swiss Italian Radio on the notion of illegal copying in scientific papers according to the Federal Copyright Law, Tuesday August 30, 2016 edition of 17.40.

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The reform of the Italian Code on Cultural Heritage

16 June 2016

Dario Jucker publishes an article on the reform of the Italian Code on Cultural Heritage - Art Law Magazine , Art Law Foundation, # 03.

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Josef Albers’ forgeries: the Court of Brescia issues a guilty verdict

1 June 2016

Avv. Jucker has assisted the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation obtaining a judgment of 1 year and 2 months of jail for the forgery of paintings by the artist Josef Albers.

The exhibition of the Giacomo and Ida Jucker collection with masterpieces of the XIX century opens at the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan

16 November 2015

An important exhibition at the Poldi Pezzoli traces the history of the Giacomo and Ida Jucker collection.

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