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Art Law and the Business of Art

Martin Wilson

Art Law and the Business of Art is a comprehensive and practical guide to the application of UK law to transactions and disputes in the art world. Written by Martin Wilson, an art lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the field, it outlines and explains the relevant law and how the art business operates in practice, as well as offering a discussion of the most pressing ethical questions involving artworks.
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Chapter 9: Private sales of art

Martin Wilson


This chapter covers the sale and purchase of art by private agreement between a buyer and a seller, either directly or through an agent. It looks at the issues to be covered in the sale agreement as well as the express and implied terms. Clauses purporting to limits and exclude in sale and agency contracts are also considered. Where an agent is used, the chapter examines the structure of the agency agreement and terms which are usually to be found in such agreements. The dangers of subagencies and secret profits are explained and highlighted. The commercial and legal role of the art dealer is considered.

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