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Protecting Artists Legacies in the Contemporary Art Market

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The conventions of the contemporary art market present unique challenges to artists and those entrusted with stewardship of artists legacies, including preserving the value of their artworks, maintaining their authenticity, and even material conservation of the artworks in their original form. Unlike traditional paintings and sculptures, which possess definitive materiality, conceptual artworks or artworks that need to be reactivated rely on documentation as an integral part of the work itself, making the relationship between artists or artists estates and purchasers increasingly more contractual. This panel will discuss the risks and best practices for artists and artists estates to protect an artists legacy through advance planning, including the unique challenges presented by conceptual and nonmaterial artworks and considerations for artists wills and foundations.

Available in States

  • California
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Art Law
  • Complex Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning & Probate
  • Federal Courts
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Law


  • Areas of Professional Practice : 1 Credit