This treatise synthesizes the field of art law and provides a valuable resource for museums, collectors, auctions, dealers, galleries, artists, developers, architects, and preservation committees. It examines laws governing visual arts, presenting analysis of social, policy, economic, and cultural issues affecting arts transaction s and litigation. It covers the fundamentals of trade practices, valuation and appraisal, the Uniform Commercial Code, auction, international trade, copyright, trademark, and unfair competition, artist's rights, constitutional issues regarding display and exhibition, art fraud, archaeology and artifacts, and historic preservation. It also examines issues relating to tax, bankruptcy, evidence, fraud, forgery, import and export, and related areas.
Art at its finest...A review of Art, Artifact, Architecture & Museum Law
by Pamela D. Bass
At first glance Alexandra Darraby’s Art, Artifact, Architecture & Museum Law is intimidating: two volumes totaling over 2500 pages. However, it soon becomes very comforting and confidence building. The treatise is a “must have” for attorneys, lawmakers, judges, agencies, insurance companies, artists, appraisers, museum curators, and art enthusiasts across the globe. It would also be a great “hornbook” for law students looking to study or research ... READ MORE>