Statutes protecting artists who consign works to art dealers

All highlighting and comments in red are by Steven J. Braun. The following art consignment statute in Missouri expressly protects the rights of artists who deliver works of art to galleries and art dealers...

February 19, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Federal Copyright Statutes – Sources of Rights for Artists

Federal Copyright Statute, Title 17 of the United States Code, has superseded any case law or state statutes that existed prior to the enactment of that law. I.  Rights A.  Right to Reproduce. B.  Right to Adapt (produce derivative...

February 19, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Appropriation and Transformative Use – Judges as Art Critics

Over the past twenty years, increasing numbers of artists directly incorporate into their work, in a nearly cut and paste fashion, an image created by another artist.  There is even a term for them – “Appropriation Artists.”  When they...

February 19, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

VARA – The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990

The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, or VARA, is placed in Title 17 of the US Code, which contains the Copyright statutes, in sections 101, 106A, and 113.  However, VARA has nothing to do with copyright.  Rather, for...

February 19, 2015 By Krigel & Krigel

Join Us February 12th, 2015 for Public Art: Paths to Satisfaction

Join Krigel & Krigel on February 12th, 2015 as one of our attorneys, Steve Braun, presents and moderates a four-part panel discussing the process of soliciting, selecting, installing and maintaining public art. Public Art: Paths to Satisfaction Event Details...

December 12, 2014 By Krigel & Krigel