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20 December 2021

What artists need to know about law

What should artists consider when entering contracts, whether with galleries, museums or other parties? What recourse does an artist have if they find themselves in dispute with a gallery? Are artists sufficiently clued up about their intellectual property rights? Where can artists find independent advice beyond their galleries?

In the final episode of Apollo and Charles Russell Speechlys’ art law series, Rebecca Davies, Michael Craig-Martin and Tim Maxwell explore how artists might best navigate the complex interaction between the cultural and commercial obligations that are often put on them. Moderated by Thomas Marks, the panel discusses potential pitfalls for artists in terms of their legal obligations, and how they can get good independent advice on their careers, both legally and strategically.