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Art In The Shadow Of The Law, Brian L. Frye Apr 2018

Art In The Shadow Of The Law, Brian L. Frye

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While precious little law is specific to art, a rich and complex body of social norms and customs effectively governs artworld transactions and informs the resolution of artworld disputes. In any case, a smattering of scholars study art law and a similar number of lawyers practice it. In this essay, I will provide a brief overview of art law from three different perspectives: the artist, the art market, and the art museum.