There are numerous legal issues that affect visual artists, including copyright, fair-use, work-made-for-hire agreements (when working with partners and collaborators), moral rights and licensing, etc. Important relationships with galleries are covered by artist-gallery agreements and major commissions are covered by public art and other commission agreements. Exhibiting in museums also bring special considerations. Mr. Pimm was Visiting Lecturer in Art Law at UC Davis School of Law, Spring 2017 and these and many other art law issues are at the cutting edge of intellectual property law today.
If you are involved in any aspect of the visual arts business, contact us for assistance.