Half a dozen pieces over three decades mark the progress of artists’ resale royalty right legislation in Europe, California and the UK.
Artist Resale Right finally became law in the UK on 14 February 2006.
The resale royalty right gives artists the legal right to receive a small share of the resale price on the second and subsequent sales of their works, during their lives and for 70 years after death and, by 2012, the right will be given to the estates of artists who have died within the previous 70 years.
For current information on resale rights, and to claim your share, visit DACS.
‘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
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
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
On December 15 2005, the final draft of the Artist’s Resale Right Regulations 2006 were placed before parliament by the UK government for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament, with the a… Continue Reading The Artist’s Resale Right Regulations 2006
– 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