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Art Law Journal

Category - Corporate Law

Stories about business law and contracts

The Basics of Insurance for Artists
Corporate Law

The Basics of Insurance for Artists

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...

Tips on Contracts and Licensing for Artists
Corporate Law

Tips on Contracts and Licensing for Artists

Every business needs a contract at one time or another.  They are everywhere.  Whether you are a struggling artist, world-renowned photographer, or a gallery owner, you will be inundated with contracts from art dealers, agents, exhibitors, publishers, ad agencies, museums as well as non-art industry members like landlords and contractors. If a contract is supposed to make sure that both parties...

Contracts
Corporate Law

Tips Before Signing an International Art Contract

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...

fine art insurance
Corporate Law

Do I Need a Fine Art Insurance Policy?

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.