‘She’s nobody’s child; the law can’t touch her at all’

It’s dip. Show time again: a time for looking back over the past years work and exhibiting it for public view; a time also for looking forward to taking the first few steps along the rocky road to bec… Continue Reading ‘She’s nobody’s child; the law can’t touch her at all’

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VAT minus Zero – no limit

VAT is a pain in the arts. My two recent columns on the subject – Vexing Art Toll? (AM No 24) and VAT Revisited (AM No 29) – have aroused so much interest and controversy that I feel some further poin… Continue Reading VAT minus Zero – no limit

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Dealing in Fakes

Since the criminal prosecution of the late and celebrated Tom Keating in the 80s, the UK has not experienced serious allegations of sales of forged or counterfeit artworks although there was in recent… Continue Reading Dealing in Fakes

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Riding the D-Train (part 2)

A perennial problem has arisen, partly because inspectors generally regard part-time teaching as a contract of service, taxable under Schedule E. Part-time Teaching: Problems and Solutions A perennial… Continue Reading Riding the D-Train (part 2)

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VAT of confusion

There is much confusion over the new VAT rules due to come into force on January 1st 1993 as part of the European Single Market. Artlaw has been trying to unravel a complex and developing situation wi… Continue Reading VAT of confusion

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After Sales

The last two articles in this series have dealt with selling work: the use of some written form of agreement was shown to be essential and of considerable advantage to artists and buyers. If the sugge… Continue Reading After Sales

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Nightmare of Planning Laws: Westminster City Council V Time Life

Westminster City Council and publishers Time Life are currently heading towards a unique legal dispute over artworks at the Time Life building in New Bond Street, London. It involves a Henry Moore Dra… Continue Reading Nightmare of Planning Laws: Westminster City Council V Time Life

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Disclaimers

An artist recently raised an important question about leaving work with a gallery who had insisted on disclaiming liability for taking care of the work whilst in their possession. You say you never co… Continue Reading Disclaimers

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Gift Aid: an Arts Boon?

October 1 1990 saw the start of the scheme known as Gift Aid which was announced by the Chancellor the previous March. The simplicity of the scheme and its benefits have yet to be taken advantage of b… Continue Reading Gift Aid: an Arts Boon?

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Art and Money

Warhol's US dollar bills were sold for more than their denominational value; and Duchamp paid his dentist's bill by drawing a 400F note which was accepted in payment. What do you think of the… Continue Reading Art and Money

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