The firm offers a wide range of services in the art world. We draft agreements for galleries, curators and artists advising them in the protection of rights related to the visual arts.
We protect copyright and related rights for photographers, painters, and sculptors in drafting and negotiating sales contracts, commission agreements, consignment agreements with auction houses, dealers and galleries.
Among the art-specific issues we regularly advise on or have litigated are:
Art dealers’ duties and rights
Artists’ estates and foundations
Copyrights in works of art and reproductions of works of art
Defamation and product defamation concerning works of art and their provenance
Droit moral and droit de suite
Gifts, acquisitions, dispositions and loans
Internet sites concerning art and art sales
Joint ownership of works of art
Loans of artwork to museums and exhibition agreements
Lost and stolen works of art
Misappropriation of artwork and design
New media agreements.