Legal Guide for the Visual Artist Pdf

In Tad Crawford`s chapter on unique art and limited editions, he recalls an interesting case involving the originality of three paintings by Frank Stella. These were three original paintings by Frank Stella by the artist; No impressions, fakes or fakes. One collector tried to sue Stella because each painting had essentially the same composition and the collector argued that this made his Frank Stella painting less valuable. As you might expect, legal coverage for artists is really determined by the states where the artist has registered their business. It seems, and not surprisingly, that California has laws that are most benevolent to living artists. The Legal Guide For The Visual Artist is a dense book filled with tips designed to help artists make more informed business decisions. Reading the cover of the book, I`m not sure this is the best way to discover the book. It took a long time for legal language to pass and sometimes serves as the perfect nighttime sleep aid. Jokes aside, I believe The Legal Guide For The Visual Artist is definitely worth owning.

It`s a good reference from which you can start planning the business side of a growing artistic career. The book is full of interesting case studies about artists and their confrontations with customers, taxes and the law. There are several standard artist contracts that are presented throughout the book. The only problem? They are not available online like any other book that offers forms. I reviewed the book High and Low and Tad Crawford`s website. Nada! I think you have to spend some time typing the forms by hand. It is a waste of time. Come on, give us a PDF download online! The Legal Guide for the Visual Artist really tries to cover almost every legal issue an artist will encounter, so sometimes you wish the author would dig a little deeper. He often uses the same advice you`ve heard elsewhere. Consult a lawyer and get things in the form of a written contract.

I wish it were that simple, but we`ve all been under pressure and in uncomfortable circumstances, but we don`t want to lose sales. Many of the galleries I`ve dealt with in the past didn`t even have a contract or their contract didn`t say much. What happens if your art gallery burns down? Nowadays, I usually ask to see the contract in advance and bring my own contract if necessary. Copy the link to download: Book summary: An updated edition of the classic of legal art. Legal Guide for the Visual Artist is a classic guide for artists. This sixth edition has been completely revised and updated to provide a detailed overview of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal advice to any visual artist involved in creative work. It`s been over twelve years since the fifth edition was published, and so much has changed in the world since then, especially The Legal Guide For The Visual Artist addresses tax management in your art business. The author details what is allowed as “business expenses” if you want to travel or write off meals. From donating works of art to importing works of art, everything is also covered. Did you know that items imported into the U.S.

are not taxable if they are considered original works of art? It`s not true. Tad also drew my attention to the fact that artists do not pay income tax if they are Irish citizens! Hmmm. This brought to light some interesting concepts about my own artwork. Once I painted the same picture twice to satisfy several buyers! I think I`m sure my work is worth a fraction of what a Frank Stella painting aspires to, but it made me stop and redefine what it means to create an original piece of art. The test for copyright infringement is twofold: (1) it must be shown that the infringer has access to the allegedly infringing work (or, if the similarity between the two works is sufficiently obvious, such access can be inferred); and (2) the jury must conclude that an ordinary observer would believe that one work has indeed been copied by another. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * Instant Play in your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader. Use your phone`s camera – scan the code below and download the Kindle app. That`s something I`ve always wondered about. The Legal Guide for the Visual Artist does an excellent job in many cases in presenting the facts that are taken into account when counterfeiting works of art is questioned. On the other hand, fair use involves a fourfold criterion: (1) the purpose and nature of the use, including whether or not it is for profit; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work (the use of a work of information is fair use rather than the use of a creative work); (3) the quantity of the total work used during use; and (4) the impact that the use will have on the market or value of the copyrighted work.

Download the free Kindle app and instantly read Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, no Kindle device required. Read more Book Detail: Title: Legal Guide for the Visual ArtistLanguage: ENGLISHPublished: -Pages: -Media format: PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Audio, MOBI, HTML, RTF, TXT, etc. Description:GET THE LINK IN THE DESCRIPTION COPY AND DOWNLOAD Turn your PDF posts into flipbooks with our unique Google-optimized e-paper software. The Legal Guide for the Visual Artist is definitely worth staying on your shelf. Don`t read it throughout, as I did, but use it as a manual.