Written by arts legal specialist Henry Lydiate for Art Monthly since October 1976, Artlaw also contains dozens of frequently asked questions on all aspects of art and the law, and short films on our ArtlawTV channel, available free for personal use.
Visual artists anywhere in England can submit a simple legal query, which we pass on to a team of legal specialists for an initial reply.
Summer time is the silly season when most journalists and politicians take long vacations and news media are filled with stories that are trivial or n… Continue Reading Art? Pension? Trust?
Many aspects of the art business world attract criticism or attack for being slippery and opaque, none more so than in the realm of sales transactions… Continue Reading Continuing Silence
In 1976 this column looked at the case of a London-based artist who sent work to a New York gallery for exhibition and sale in the US: the works were… Continue Reading Dealing Differently
Sales of contemporary art have increased exponentially since the global economic downturn around 2009. Recent professional art market research shows t… Continue Reading Digital Drivers
Cultural tourism is a rapidly growing sector of the broader tourism market and has become a thriving worldwide business. A key component of this expan… Continue Reading Fair Deals
Just as the industrial revolution radically transformed the world during the 18th and 19th centuries, the digital revolution is affecting most areas o… Continue Reading Fair Image Use Fees
‘It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.’ As legendary business ma… Continue Reading Reputation
The social network revolution of the past two decades of digital and technological innovation and exponential growth has been embraced by artists to t… Continue Reading Terms and Conditions
A new series of professional development courses aimed at mid-career curators and museum professionals was recently launched by Whitechapel Gallery in… Continue Reading The ICOM Code
A week is a long time in politics: rapid and unforeseeable changes can transform the political and economic landscape. During one week in April 2017,… Continue Reading Wash-Out