This classic guide for artists is completely revised and updated to provide an in-depth view of the legal issues facing the visual artist today and provides practical legal guidance for any visual artist involved with creative work. Among the many new topics covered in this comprehensive guide are: detailed coverage of the myriad developments in copyright (including online copyright registration procedures and use of art on the Internet); changes in laws protecting artists in artist-gallery relationships are explained in depth; scope of First Amendment protections for graffiti art and the sale of art in public spaces; detailed as well as new cases dealing with art and privacy; and a model contract for Web site design and much more.
The book also covers copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales, special risks and protections for art and artists, book publishing, video and multimedia works, leases, taxation, estate planning, museums, collecting, grants, and how to find the best professional advisers and attorneys. In addition, the book suggests basic strategies for negotiation, gives information to help with further action, contains many sample legal forms and contracts, and shows how to locate artists' groups and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts organizations.
Tad Crawford, attorney, author, and Publisher for Allworth Press in New York City, served as Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for the Community of Artists, General Counsel for the Graphic Artists Guild, and legislative counsel for the Coalition of Visual Artists Organizations. He is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books, including Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators, Business and Legal Forms for Fine Artists, Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers, Business and Legal Forms for Photographers, Starting Your Career as a Free Lance Photographer, and The Artist-Gallery Partnership. In addition to writing articles for magazines such as American Artist, Art in America, Art Workers News, The AIGA Journal, Communication Arts, and The Nation, he has appeared as a guest on television and radio programs such as Fox on Money; The O'Reilly Report; Good Day, Wake Up; and New York & Company. He lives in New York City.