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Overview

Designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers, this course will provide an overview of the critical legal issues specific to the art market. Participants will examine the rights of artists, including copyright, fair use, and the appropriation of images by artists such as Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and others. The course will also cover freedom of speech, rights of privacy and publicity, issues related to authentication and appraisals, as well as legal and ethical concerns surrounding the restitution of cultural property and case development about Nazi-era looted art. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from art experts and attorneys from museums, auction houses, and galleries.

What you will learn…

  • To identify the critical legal issues specific to the art market, including the legal responsibilities of galleries, auction houses, art advisors, and collectors.
  • To understand the rights of artists, including copyright, fair use, and appropriation.
  • To understand legal and ethical concerns surrounding the restitution of cultural property and case development about Nazi-era looted art.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    2-week course
    July 8–July 19, 2019
    Monday–Friday; 2:30 PM–5:00 PM

    Enrollment for this course is now closed. Please write to summerny@sia.edu if interested in our 2020 summer program.
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Judith Prowda, Faculty, M.A. Art Business and Summer Institute, New York

    Click here to view all of our faculty members. Our instructors are award-winning Sotheby's Institute faculty, recognized thought leaders, and professional experts in the art world.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics


    • Legal Definitions of Art

    • Issues such as Copyright, Infringement, Appropriation Art, Fair Use, and Parody

    • Rights of Privacy and Publicity

    • Controversial Art and Freedom of Expression

    • Recent Disputes Concerning Museums

    • Restitution of Art Stolen During the Nazi Era

    • International Transport of Cultural Property and the Antiquities Trade

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution of Art Disputes

    • Artist-Gallery Representation

    • Expert Opinions on Authenticity and Valuation

    • Artists’ Resale Rights in Europe and the U.S.

    • Legal Issues Related to Auctions


    These topics are subject to change.
  • Further Program Details

    Further Program Details

    Summer - New York is part of Sotheby's Institute's continuing education programming and offers short, non-credit courses. We encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to some of the questions you may have about summer courses in New York, including international concerns and basic course advisement.

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  • Course Fees & Enrollment

    Course Fees & Enrollment

    $2350

    Add a second Summer New York course at a reduced rate:

    • Additional 4-week course +$3350 ($5700 Total)

    • Additional 2-week course +$1950 ($4300 Total)

    • Additional 1-week course +$1350 ($3700 Total)


    Tuition includes classroom and program lectures, site visits, and additional programming.
    Tuition does not include accommodation or travel.

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  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    For further information or course advisement, please contact:
    Hayley Black, Admissions Advisor
    Email: summerny@sia.edu
    Tel: 212-897-6644 Or Request Information

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