How do I get my gallery / dealer to return unsold works?

You will be in a more difficult situation if the relationship between you and your dealer / gallery has broken down, and if you do not have a written agreement. Matters will be further complicated if …

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What should I do if my dealer / gallery goes bust?

If you have been dealing with a dealer who has gone bankrupt you will need to contact his or her trustee in bankruptcy. Your claim will rank behind that of any secured creditors and preferred creditor …

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If I hire a stand at an Art Fair to sell my own artwork, what can I do if the event is cancelled?

You need to check the hire contract for your contractual rights. The company will be in breach of the contract if they fail to hold the fair and to provide an exhibition, or they may be obliged to pro …

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Can the organiser of an art show subsequently decide to remove a work from the show ?

Yes, and in the absence of a written agreement between you and the organiser, or in the absence of a suitable clause in a written agreement, the courts will seek to resolve the matter by implying the …

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What issues should I consider before hiring a space for a group show with other artists?

You should consider agreeing and signing a written contract with the owner of the building in question; and the owner of the building should be made aware of the benefits of doing so. Such a written a …

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One of my works was damaged while on display in a gallery.

Can the gallery deduct any money from the insurance claim as commission? As the work has been damaged while on display, the gallery has neglected their duty of care over the work. Since the sale price …

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Galleries and exhibitions

For a good overview of the gallery / artist relationship and what each party should expect, watch our ArtlawTV film, an interview with Rene Gimpel of Gimpel Fils. http://vimeo.com/25506050 How do I ge …

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