Art Law

VAGA Will Lobby for Federal Resale Royalties Bill

As Chuck Close and a group of other artists wage a legal battle against Sotheby’s and Christie’s, alleging that the houses owe them hundreds of thousands of dollars under a California resale royalties law, the Visual Artists and Galleries Association (VAGA), a nonprofit group that defends the intellectual property of its more than 6,000 international artists, is lobbying for the passage of a federal royalties law that might resolve the issue for future resales. Read More