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Research Handbook on Art and Law
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Research Handbook on Art and Law

9781788971461 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jani McCutcheon and Fiona McGaughey, UWA Law School, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 146 1 Extent: 464 pp
Featuring international contributions from leading and emerging scholars, this innovative Research Handbook presents a panoramic view of how law sees visual art, and how visual art sees law. It resists the conventional approach to art and law as inherently dissonant – one a discipline preoccupied with rationality, certainty and objectivity; the other a creative enterprise ensconced in the imaginary and inviting multiple, unique and subjective interpretations. Blending these two distinct disciplines, this unique Research Handbook bridges the gap between art and law.

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Featuring international contributions from leading and emerging scholars, this innovative Research Handbook presents a panoramic view of how law sees visual art, and how visual art sees law. It resists the conventional approach to art and law as inherently dissonant – one a discipline preoccupied with rationality, certainty and objectivity; the other a creative enterprise ensconced in the imaginary and inviting multiple, unique and subjective interpretations. Blending these two distinct disciplines, this unique Research Handbook bridges the gap between art and law.

This highly original Research Handbook provides stimulating and provocative discussions that bring together multiple perspectives on how art and law relate to each other in all of their various manifestations, across diverse legal regimes, fields, contexts, and times. With the objective of starting an interdisciplinary dialogue on visual art and the law, this Research Handbook reflects the varied voices of lawyers, artists, criminologists and curators, and engages with broad notions of the two fields, exploring established themes alongside new areas and unfamiliar questions. 

Wide-ranging and accessible, the Research Handbook on Art and Law will be of interest to law students and scholars engaged with the fields of law and the visual arts, as well as copyright lawyers, art historians and socio-legal scholars.
Critical Acclaim
‘In an age where imaginative thinking is needed more than ever, this lively meeting of minds is a most welcome endeavor. Moving beyond registers of opposition, this wide-ranging collection addresses the intersection of art and law as a necessary provocation for thinking more deeply about what it means to live fully and justly. Lawyers, judges, legal theorists, philosophers, curators and artists are deftly brought together, making this Research Handbook invaluable for anyone invested in the intersection of law and culture.’
– Joan Kee, University of Michigan, US

‘In a world increasingly dominated by the visual – a world also in which “the law” and its promise of justice absorb giant and global political and interdisciplinary challenges – there is no more timely book than this one investigating the relationships between visual art and law.’
– Jessica Silbey, Northeastern University, US
Contributors
Contributors: J. Barrett, M. Blakeney, E. Bonadio, N.J. Bullot, S. Burke, G. Dale, E. Denby, C. Dent, P. Green-Armytage, L. Harrop, R. Herz, M. Iljadica, N.L. Jones, S. Joseph, S.K. Katyal, A. Kushnir, J. Lindley, D. Manderson, J. McCutcheon, F. McGaughey, N. Modrzewski, D. Mossenson, J.R. Murphy, A Palmer, A. Scardamaglia, E.E. Subotnik, B. Wardle
Contents
Contents:

Foreword xiv

Introduction to the Research Handbook on Art and Law 1
Jani McCutcheon and Fiona McGaughey

PART I COPYRIGHT’S RIGHTS IN ART
1 Making art from words: the picturisation adaptation right in copyright law 11
Jani McCutcheon
2 The fine art of rummaging: successors and the life cycle of copyright 26
Eva E Subotnik

PART II COPYRIGHT’S REGULATION OF ART
3 Regulating the artist: laws, norms and practices 42
Chris Dent
4 Copying artistic works: copyright, aesthetics, and artistic practice 59
Jonathan Barrett
5 The Prince and the President’s daughter: a tale of copyright and
contemporary art 77
Julian R Murphy and Nicholas Modrzewski

PART III THE OUTER BOUNDARIES OF ART IN LAW
6 The curator’s copyright 95
Alana Kushnir
7 Patentability and fine art 114
Michael Blakeney
8 Untangling copyright and trade marks in art and advertising 129
Amanda Scardamaglia
9 Demystifying colour regulation in art – protecting substances, appearances
and beyond 142
Ema Denby, Paul Green-Armytage and Jani McCutcheon

PART IV REGULATING ‘BAD’ ART
10 Preventing art forgery and fraud through emerging technology: application
of a regulatory pluralism model 160
Jade Lindley
11 The effectiveness of Australia’s legal system in addressing problematic artwork 177
Dan Mossenson

PART V ART, LAW AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST
12 Preserving street art and graffiti: can the law reconcile the (often conflicting)
rights of artists, property owners and local communities? 194
Enrico Bonadio
13 Classifying art in diverse legal regimes: the function-aesthetic divide and the
public interest 209
Marta Iljadica

PART VI ART CRITIQUING OR GIRDING LEGAL SYSTEMS
14 The exorcist: law’s crimes and art’s super powers 225
Desmond Manderson
15 Lady injustice: inequality and legal iconography 239
Ben Wardle

PART VII LAW IN ART
16 Intellectual property law as artistic medium 259
Shane Burke
17 On The Nullians 278
Jani McCutcheon
18 Thinking through seeing: legal minds and images 286
Ruth Herz

PART VIII MULTIPLICITY OF INTERPRETATIONS
19 The public good in poetic justice: on the art (and law) of
Felix Gonzalez-Torres 302
Sonia K Katyal
20 The decommission of I See Red : a case study in the relations between art and
law 318
Lee Harrop and Nicolas J Bullot

PART IX ART, LAW, VIOLENCE AND CRIME
21 A law unto themselves: murals in the Northern Ireland conflict 335
Fiona McGaughey
22 Breaking the frame: abortion under arrest in contemporary visual art? 353
Natalie Linda Jones
23 The artist turned criminal: emotional obstacles to severing the body from
the body of work 368
Gregory Dale

PART X ART IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
24 Art and human rights law 389
Sarah Joseph
25 Image and art in the Whaling in the Antarctic case 408
Alice Palmer

Index 427

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