How can I get my gallery to disclose the names of my buyers?

This article answers a question that artists regularly ask our legal specialists. So is the Data Protection Act just an excuse and how can you convince your gallery to share with you the names of the …

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If I use a pseudonym can I sign documents and contracts with a gallery under my legal name?

Historically there have been many artists who have signed their works without using their full legal name, or any part of it, including: Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) El Greco (Dominikos Theotokópu …

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What if I want to use an image of a celebrity in my work?

In the UK there are no specific celebrity protection laws, but it is illegal to place the image of any living person within a derogatory context or use their image for a commercial purpose (without th …

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What if I want to include information about other people in my artwork?

You need to be aware of and observe the requirements of both the UK’s confidentiality laws (enshrined in, amongst others, Articles 8 and 12 of the Human Rights Act) and the Data Protection Act 1998. T …

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