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Lock Down Your Rights to Your Own Art—Emily Danchuk, Esq.

“If you don’t file a copyright application in a timely fashion you pay a very, very significant price. […] Artists really need to copyright their works I would say, immediately.”

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Artist Q&A: What if a gallery refuses to work with you if you require a contract?

No one understands the business challenges that artists face better than other artists. That’s why CHF asks established working artists to weigh in on their peers’ most common questions. Their […]

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Preserving Your Artistic Legacy – Jennifer Cohen

“The creative legacy is not necessarily an issue of résumé, but about the creative spirit itself shown through your works.”

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Setting Up an Art Business for Scale – Molly Dilworth

Large-scale artist Molly Dilworth explains the challenges of both producing such works and operating the professional side of the business for scale.

Preparing for Emergencies

Preparing for Emergencies

Specializing in trusts and estate management, Rosanna Roizin, Esq. underscores the importance of estate planning in the case of an emergency or disability. In this clip, she speaks about Advanced […]

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Planning the Future of Your Art – Kristin Gary

Waiting until the future to think about the future is a mistake.

Essential Legal Topics for Artists

Essential Legal Topics for Artists

The art industry consistently relies on handshakes and verbal agreements, but as Judith Prowda explains, “verbal contracts only work, until they don’t.” She acknowledges that clarifying terms relating to exclusivity, payments, […]

Key Agreement Terms for Visual Artists

Key Agreement Terms for Visual Artists

Judith Prowda lists terms of agreement necessary for any artist-dealer relationship. She acknowledges that clarifying these terms relating to exclusivity, payments, commissions, copyright and shipping is meant to protect the artist and their […]

Artwork: Title vs. Possession

Artwork: Title vs. Possession

Richard Lehun, a specialist in fiduciary responsibility at Stropheus Art Law, explains the importance of the Universal Commercial Code (UCC) in cases where title and possession are not clearly defined. Lehun […]

What is Art Law?

What is Art Law?

Art law is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses any aspect of art from its inception to the need to create provisions for the artistic legacy. Explore this and much more […]

The Importance of Copyright

The Importance of Copyright

In this brief clip, David Faux of the Law Office of David H. Faux P.C. advises artists to understand their legal rights regarding copyright and contracts. He notes that artists […]

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Estate Planning for Artists and Collectors – Jim Grace

It’s OK to suffer for our art, but we don’t want it to make others suffer.

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Project Management for Artists – Meredith Bergmann

Meredith helps us understand what goes into managing large scale art projects.

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Estate Planning For the Visual Artist

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe to the Thriving Artist Podcast: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS     Recently, Volkova Law Group PLLC presented on the topic of Estate […]

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Don’t Ruin Your Art Career Over Legal Issues

On 1/21/15, the Salmagundi Club presented the art law panel discussion “Legal Issues for Artists and Patrons: Arts Lawyers Address Questions of Vital Interest to Arts Professionals”. The panel discussion […]


Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists

If you say you are an artist, but you make little money from selling your art, can your work be considered a profession in the eyes of the Internal Revenue […]