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Maloof Accepts Deal With Vivian Maier Estate But Details Remain Sealed

John Maloof Accepts Deal With Vivian Maier Estate Cook County

Photo © Vivian Maier

The dispute over the ownership of Vivian Maier’s work took a giant step forward when John Maloof (who owns 90% of her negatives) accepted a deal with Cook County. The deal ostensibly gives Maloof the right to continue producing and marketing Maier’s work but the details have been sealed to protect future negotiations with other parties. Is the final word in the Vivian Maier story? Hit the jump for all the details!

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Tentative Deal Could Finally End Vivian Maier Copyright Battle

Tentative Deal Could End Vivian Maier Copyright Dispute

Image © Vivian Maier

A tentative settlement has been reached in the long running Vivian Maier copyright dispute. The details of the deal have been sealed for unknown reasons but a motion to approve the settlement will be presented before the Cook County Probate Court on May 10, 2016. What does this mean for the future of the reclusive nanny’s street photography? Hit the jump for more details!

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New Details About Charles Maier Surface As Search For Vivian Maier Heir Narrows

Charles Maier And The Search For Vivian Maier Heir

Photo © Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier’s long lost brother, Charles Maier, may be the last key to finding a living heir to the Vivian Maier estate. And only one day after Ann Marks released evidence of Charles Maier’s life, death and military records, another historian has come forward with knowledge of Charles’ last days and his final resting place in the cemetary of a New Jersey mental hospital. Hit the jump for more info.

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Finding Charles Maier – Estranged Brother Holds Key To Vivian Maier Estate

Finding Charles Maier - Estranged Brother Holds Key Vivian Maier Estate

Image © Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier’s brilliant street photography rocketed her to fame only after her death when a cache of her negatives were found in a storage locker in Chicago. But an ongoing copyright claim has kept her work in limbo while the courts decide who owns what. According to U.S. law, the copyright to Vivian’s work would default to her closest living heir which Cook County believes to be her brother, Charles Maier. A man who seemed to be lost to history until a retired businesswoman unearthed important information about his life, death and ultimately the future of the Vivian Maier estate. Hit the jump for more info.

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Finding Vivian Maier Streaming Free On TVO.org

Finding Vivian Maier Streaming Free On TVO.org

Image © Vivian Maier / John Maloof Collection

John Maloof’s Academy Award nominated documentary Finding Vivian Maier is streaming for free on TVO.org. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years and haven’t seen this entertaining and informative film then you have until June 15, 2015 to check it out for free! Hit the jump for more info.

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Interview: Jeffrey Goldstein On Why He’s Suing Vivian Maier’s Estate

Photo © Vivian Maier, Negative In The Collection of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Photo © Vivian Maier, Negative In The Collection of Stephen Bulger Gallery

The Vivian Maier story has taken another ironic turn as Jeffrey Goldstein (who once owned the second largest collection of Vivian Maier negatives) has filed suit against the Vivian Maier Estate. The lawsuit is puts a dollar value on the work he has done if he’s forced to turn over his remaining assets to the estate. We talked to Jeffrey to find out why he filed the suit and what he sees coming next in the Vivian Maier story. Hit the jump for the interview!

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John Maloof And Charlie Siskel Discuss Vivian Maier One More Time

Vivian Maier Negatives

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s documentary, Finding Vivian Maier captured the imagination of street photographers and introduced the reclusive nanny’s work to the world. The film is nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary in tonight’s Academy Awards and its creators sat down to discuss the making of the film and the future of Vivian’s work. Hit the jump for more info.

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Stephen Bulger Discusses His Decision To Buy Vivian Maier Negatives With CBC Radio

Vivian Maier

Photo © Vivian Maier, Negative In The Collection of Stephen Bulger Gallery

Streetshootr broke the news when The Stephen Bulger Gallery purchased Jeffrey Goldstein’s entire collection of Vivian Maier negatives. In a recent interview with CBC Radio’s Studio Q, Stephen Bulger discusses his decision to buy the negatives and the importance of Vivian’s work in general. Hit the jump for this candid and revealing interview.

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Toronto Gallery Buys Jeffrey Goldstein’s Entire Collection Of Vivian Maier Negatives

Vivian Maier

Photo © Vivian Maier, Negative In The Collection of Stephen Bulger Gallery

A legal battle over Vivian Maier’s estate has put the work on indefinite hold as the courts decide who owns the copyright. In spite of this controversy, Toronto’s Stephen Bulger Gallery decided to buy Jeffrey Goldstein’s entire collection Vivian Maier negatives. I sat down with Stephen to get his perspective on the legal battle and discuss how his purchase affects the future of Vivian Maier’s work. Hit the jump to read the interview.

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Move Over Vivian Maier – Google Is The Next Great Street Photographer!

Google Street View Jon Rafman

Long before John Maloof stumbled upon Vivaian Maier’s negatives in a storage locker, an army of Google Street View cars were busy photographing and mapping every road in the world. After millions of miles, these automatic sentries were bound to capture a few interesting images and Canadian artist Jon Rafman has been collecting the best of them since 2009. Is Google the next great street photographer? Hit the jump to find out.

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