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Cauldron is a place for creatives to develop legal and financial literacy



Not Worth My Time

Friends have asked if I plan to address (1) the Kathy Griffin decapitation photograph or (2) Alex Gardega's addition to Fearless Girl. In a word: no. I am a passionate advocate for the broadest possible interpretation of the First Amendment and believe that rights to...

Seriously, Let’s Clear This Up

The diverse and intense attention paid to Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull and Kristen Visbal’s Fearless Girl is exciting; I’m not used to hearing so many voices, from so many quarters, weighing in on artists’ rights. And, unlike the last controversy of this...

It’s Dr. Devine, actually.

After many moons away...I have three more letters after my name, four hundred some-odd pages that suggest I understand something about art and law, and a few gray hairs. Posts will start again next Tuesday Wednesday. First up: analysis of Arturo Di Modica's legal...

Meet the Founder

Dr. Katherine de Vos Devine expands artists’ business skills, increases their comfort with intellectual property concepts, and improves their engagements with art galleries and art collectors. Katherine is the former executive director of Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. She previously worked at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP, where she assisted more than one hundred public charities and private foundations with the processes of organization, incorporation, and tax exemption. While pursuing her doctorate, she worked with the Nasher Museum of Art on traditional and digital curatorial projects for temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection. She has spoken widely about intellectual property, artists’ rights, art institutions, and art markets at venues including Harvard’s metaLab, the North Carolina Museum of Art, Art Basel, and Art Papers Salon. Katherine earned her Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture at Duke University. She received her M.A. and B.A. in Art History from Duke and J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.

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