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Art Law and the Business of Art

2nd edition

9781800885769 Edward Elgar Publishing
Martin Wilson, Chief General Counsel and Head of Fiduciary Services, Phillips Auctioneers, previously Co-Head Legal and Compliance, Christie's Auctioneers
Publication Date: December 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 576 9 Extent: c 502 pp
In this fully revised and updated second edition of Art Law and the Business of Art, Martin Wilson, an art lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the field, provides a comprehensive and practical guide to the application of UK law to transactions and disputes in the art world.

New to this Edition:

• Thoroughly revised guidance on new anti-money laundering requirements
• Updated discussion in the context of Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
• New coverage of the emerging issues such as the treatment of NFTs and the increased use of internet auctions

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In this fully revised and updated second edition of Art Law and the Business of Art, Martin Wilson, an art lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the field, provides a comprehensive and practical guide to the application of UK law to transactions and disputes in the art world.

Accessible and informative for lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this indispensable book not only outlines and explains the relevant law but also how the art business operates in practice. Chapters cover the full breadth of legal and commercial issues affecting the sale and purchase of art in various contexts, and other issues such as artists’ rights in their work, import and export of artworks, art disputes, and confidentiality and data protection are all examined in detail. Wilson also offers an in-depth discussion of the most pressing ethical questions involving artworks, including Holocaust restitution, cultural heritage, and freedom of expression.  

New to this Edition:

• Thoroughly revised guidance on new anti-money laundering requirements
• Updated discussion in the context of Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
• New coverage of the emerging issues such as the treatment of NFTs and the increased use of internet auctions

This book will prove invaluable to lawyers advising on all aspects of art law and many others in the art business, including artists themselves, art dealers, and those working in auction houses and museums. It will also be crucial reading for scholars and students with an interest in art law and business.
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Contents: Preface 1. The artist and the artwork 2. Auction sales: introduction 3. Auctions: the auction house 4. Auctions: financial arrangements 5. Ownership and authenticity 6. Auctions: policing the saleroom 7. Auctions: online auctions 8. Auctions: negotiating agency agreements 9. Private sales of art 10. Ethics, public policy and art 11. Art and taxation 12. Shipping, export and insurance of art 13. Museums 14. Art funds 15. Art disputes 16. Anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance 17. The Bribery Act 18. Confidentiality and data protection Index
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