Art Law

We appreciate that the visual arts are metamorphic, and may take on many forms, including paintings, murals, sculptures, photographs, posters, tapestries, mobiles, digital media, film, performance art, fashion design, and ready-mades. Regardless of the medium, we are passionate about the arts and are uniquely qualified to manage any of your art-related issues and disputes.

ART AND CULTURAL PROPERTY LAW is a multidisciplinary body of law that regulates the creation, use, and distribution of the visual arts. Artists, collectors, museums, auctioneers, galleries, dealers, non-profit organizations, and heirs encounter sophisticated and complex legal issues related to the authenticity, purchase, sale, exhibition, and occasionally even the recovery or repatriation of stolen works of art.

At Meehle & Jay, we are not only knowledgeable of art history, art practices, and the evolving art market, but we understand the complexity at the intersection of art and law. We provide art law services including, but not limited to:

• Artists’ rights, including statutory and non-statutory authorship rights, moral rights, and resale rights
• Licensing and merchandising agreements
• Problems or disputes with provenance and authenticity, including forgeries, copies, and related issues
• Legal issues surrounding dealers and auctioneers’ duties and rights
• Consignment agreements
• Importation and exportation issues
• Setting up and Advising galleries, museums, foundations, or charitable art organizations
• Recovery of stolen art, including objects looted or sold under duress during armed conflicts

We appreciate that the visual arts are metamorphic, and may take on many forms, including paintings, murals, sculptures, photographs, posters, tapestries, mobiles, digital media, film, performance art, fashion design, and ready-mades. Regardless of the medium, we are passionate about the arts and are uniquely qualified to manage any of your art-related issues and disputes.

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