Artists and lawyers don’t have a ton of opportunities to work together, but when it comes to taking your art business to the next level, you’re going to want a lawyer in tow. Once you’re working as a successful artist, and your name is becoming more and more prolific, there are going to be plenty of roadblocks – and the potential for pitfalls – along the way. From not...
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A photography contract that doesn't consider art licensing rights and work made for hire agreements can have a significant impact on a photographer's business. Here are the common pitfalls photographers need to avoid.
While the end result of an art consignment relationship is mutually beneficial to both parties, it is imperative that an artist and gallery each formalize their art consignment agreement in writing.
Most art galleries participate in art fairs throughout the year. Many of those fairs are international, such as Art Basel Switzerland or the Hong International Art Fair. International art fairs are an excellent way to position your gallery in front of an international audience and capture a new clientele. They are also an incredibly costly endeavor, considering exhibition costs, shipping...
Since most common insurance policies specifically exclude artwork, fine art collectors must consider purchasing a fine art insurance policy to protect their treasured works. Art Law Journal breaks down how these unique policies work.
The reduction of H1B visa recipients may mean more companies will likely hire foreign independent contractors. We discuss tax and other financial considerations creative businesses need to make.
Trump's H1B visa shakedown means you may need to hire a foreign creative as an independent contractor. Here's how to avoid any legal issues.
Want to keep your graphic design portfolio fresh? Avoid work for hire agreements, which could prevent you from retaining the right to display your work.
The capital of the global art market, artwork sales in New York often impose hefty taxes on the purchaser – unless one of the several clever loopholes are employed. Amid allegations that several prominent galleries and collectors were employing tax evasion schemes that weren’t entirely up to snuff, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he would initiate investigations concerning...
About 375,000 visual artists claim to be self-employed yet many don't realize that their personal assets can be at risk. Find out how opening a corporation can help protect you.
Artists and collectors can minimize estate taxes on artworks by employing a planning strategy and understanding the complexities involved with assessing the work's fair market value.
There are many legal aspects of running an art-related business that could be fairly characterized as less than interesting, but few topics inspire more blank stares, or glazed-over eyes, faster than insurance. Like a lot of legal topics, thinking about insurance requires that we think about negative outcomes – what happens when things go awry – and so it’s natural to want to avoid the topic. But...