Copyright Law for Artists. An understanding of the rudiments of copyright law is extremely important to any professional artist, whether selling original work or reproduction rights. It is important to know that copyright nearly always rests with the artist, regardless of who owns the artwork. There are exceptions to this rule, such as work that has been specifically commissioned or completed during employment, in which case copyright stays with the commissioner or employer. If you sell a picture through a gallery to a private client, neither the gallery nor the final owner of the work has the right to reproduce it. A painting and the copyright in that painting are two entirely separate commercial entities. Claudia and Valentina work with passion for art and its legal implications, provide legal advice to public and private cultural institutions, galleries, auction houses and artists, aficionados and collectors, counsel in and out of court, both nationally and internationally. Dandi is “Goodbye boring, Hello interesting”.

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