Paul Bain(Partner, Toronto) was recently quoted on Vicefor the article, “Imposter or Originator: “The Bizarre Story of Andy Dixon and John Holcomb regarding accusations of fraud and creative theft are fueling an art world scandal.


For Andy Dixon, it’s no longer an issue of an artist whose homage has fallen too close to the line. It’s now become a legal battle for the preservation of an aesthetic and commercial career he says is years in the making. “Our client is deeply concerned; there is a line between on the one hand paying homage or legitimate appropriation, and on the other willful taking of someone’s entire way of painting. The line is crossed when there is imitation that is substantially similar to the original,” Dixon’s lawyer Paul Bain wrote.

Contact Paul Bain at the Dickinson Wright Toronto Office, 199 Bay Street, Suite 2200, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON,  M5L 1G4,  Phone:  416-777-0101 / Fax:  844-670-6009, or email: