Sale or Resale?

When is a sale a resale? The distinction and difference can be significant in the context of artists’ legal right to receive royalty payments as percentages of the price paid when their works are reso… Continue Reading Sale or Resale?

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Artist’s Resale Right: Ten Years After

‘It is a well known melancholy truth that the tribe of auctioneers, connoisseurs, and picture dealers have monopolised the trade of pictures, and made it a matter of ridicule to purchase any modern pr… Continue Reading Artist’s Resale Right: Ten Years After

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Global Thinking

Artists’ bargaining power in the global art ecosystem is weak or non-existent because the vast majority operate as freelance solo practitioners and, unlike other creative artists, visual artists only… Continue Reading Global Thinking

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Enforcement

Henry Moore’s daughter Mary Moore together with Maggi Hambling recently attracted media attention by publicly voicing their concerns about the failure of UK-based art market professionals to pay the a… Continue Reading Enforcement

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Artists Resale Right: 4th Year Report

February 2010 marks the fourth anniversary of the introduction into UK law of the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR). Invented by the French around a century ago, where is it known as droit de suite, ARR giv… Continue Reading Artists Resale Right: 4th Year Report

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Droit de Suite (1996)

On 13 March 1996 the European Commission published a proposal for a Directive to harmonise the law throughout the 15 member states of the European Union concerning artists’ resale royalty right, often… Continue Reading Droit de Suite (1996)

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Second Year Review

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) is currently conducting a post-implementation review of the first two years’ operation of the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR), introduced into UK law in Februar… Continue Reading Second Year Review

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First Semester Report

On February 14, 2006, the UK Artists’ Resale Right (ARR) came into operation, after a year-long media campaign on behalf of UK art market professionals opposing its introduction, and a media campaign… Continue Reading First Semester Report

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The Artists’ Campaign for Droit de Suite

On 17 May 1993 a unique and important meeting was held to give artists the chance to hear about droit de suite (the visual artist’s resale royalty right) and form their own views as to its importance… Continue Reading The Artists’ Campaign for Droit de Suite

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Parliamentary Report: The Market for Art

 – the latter publishing its report in April 2005: The Market for Art (HC 414; available at www.legislation.gov.uk). This report is remarkable in its unambiguously strong and consistent support f… Continue Reading Parliamentary Report: The Market for Art

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