Legal Guide for the Visual Artist

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Allworth Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Art - 263 pages
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This highly acclaimed reference book presents a comprehensive overview of the legal issues faced by anyone working in the visual arts. The narrative text is arranged into twenty-four chapters covering: copyright, contracts, censorship, moral rights, sales (by artist, gallery, or agent), taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, and grants.



The book suggests basic strategies, gives information to help with further action, and contains many sample legal forms and contracts. This edition is a complete revision, providing not only updated legal information, but also covering the ever-increasing importance of new media and electronic rights.

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The target audience for attorney Crawford's revised handbook is a broad array of visual artists—including printmakers, photographers, cartoonists, sculptors, textile artists, and illustrators. An ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Tad Crawford, President and Publisher for Allworth Press in New York City, which he founded in 1989, studied economics at Tufts University, graduated from Columbia Law School, clerked on New York State's highest court, and represented many artists and arts organizations when he actively practiced as an attorney. He has authored more than a dozen books on business, including The Secret Life of Money: How Money Can Be Food for the Soul. The legal affairs editor for Communication Arts Magazine, he has written articles for magazines such as Art in America, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar, Lapis, The Nation, New Age Journal, and Self. He has also appeared as a guest on television programs such as Fox on Money; The O'Reilly Report; Good Day, Wake Up; and It's Only Money as well as numerous radio shows including New York & Company. He lives in New York City.

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