Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bernard Ewell and Park West - You Decide

Fine Art Registry has won round one in an ongoing dispute with Michigan based Park West Gallery and their experts. Whatever your take on who is right and who is wrong there will be important lessons that the art world can take away from this dispute. In my judgment this will be a win for everyone except the parties to the lawsuit. Park West is a huge company that has much to lose. Art Registry's credibility is on the line. The appraisers involved could potentially be tainted with this win or lose for the rest of their careers. For those that have done their job and still have been impacted negatively we all as professionals can empathize. For those that have cut the corners for their own self interest then maybe we will have a few less bad players in the field. Regardless we should listen and learn.