Dalí foundation has no legal standing to protect artist’s image


The Civil Chamber of Spain’s Supreme Court dismissed an appeal on 21 June from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in its lawsuit against a Barcelona exhibition producer, finding that the foundation does not have the legal standing to protect the artist’s image, according to Spanish media reports. The foundation’s lawsuit, originally filed in Barcelona’s provincial court, stemmed from an exhibition at the Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona of the artist’s sculptural works from the so-called “Clot Collection”, organised by the production company Faber Gotic. It claimed that Faber Gotic and its owner Juan Javier Bofill Pellicer had infringed on the foundation’s trademark, intellectual property and image rights, and had used Dalí’s name and image in advertising and for commercial purposes without authorisation… Read more

Image: © Salvador Dalí; Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres (2015)