Key Agreement Terms for Visual Artists

Judith Prowda lists terms of agreement necessary for any artist-dealer relationship. She acknowledges that clarifying these terms relating to exclusivity, payments, commissions, copyright and shipping is meant to protect the artist and their artistic legacy throughout their career. Without these essential agreement terms, artists may be leaving themselves open to relationships that are disadvantageous to their business and artwork.

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This clip is from a larger art law panel entitled “Legal Issues for Artists and Patrons: Arts Lawyers Address Questions of Vital Interest to Arts Professionals,” presented by the Salmagundi Club and made available by the Clark Hulings Foundation For Visual Artists.

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Natalie Baumgartner
Natalie Baumgartner is the Educational Coordinator and Digital Reporter at the Clark Hulings Foundation. She is committed to the mission of the Fund and hopes to see artists enrich their businesses through the tools and grants offered. Natalie recently graduated with her Masters of Science in International Development and has worked for several non-profits, focusing on issues revolving around human rights and gender equity.

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