After 20 years of struggle, Mexican visual artists will finally be able to benefit from the resale of their works. The right reached an important milestone when the tariffs proposal presented by the Collective Management Organisation Sociedad Mexicana de Autores de las Artes Plasticas (SOMAAP) to the Mexican authorities in 2021 was finally approved and published. Read more →
COVID 19: The Struggles of the Visual arts sector.
The COVID 19 crisis has hit the visual arts sector extremely hard and will continue to do so for the unforeseeable future. The EY study “Rebuilding Europe: The Cultural and Creative Economy Before and After The COVID-19 Crisis,” has made it possible to put figures on this catastrophic situation in order to better understand it. Visual arts… Read more →
BREXIT: The Artist’s Resale Right maintained in the UK
2021 has kicked off on the right foot, at least concerning the Artist’s Resale Right in Europe. After a nerve-wrecking transition period and intensive negotiation which sometimes left artists fearing for the worst, it was confirmed in the final document of the UK – EU agreement released on the 24th of December 2020 that artists will continue to benefit… Read more →
Artist’s Resale Right celebrates its 100 years.
Born in France in 1920, included in the Article 14ter of the Berne Convention at the International Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 1971 and, harmonized in Europe by the Directive in 2001. The Artist’s Resale Right turned 100 on the 18th May 2020. Even though the current COVID 19 crisis has unfortunately led to the postponement of all planned… Read more →
Finland : Unpaid Resale Right Court Ruling
Kuvasto, a finnish collective management society reported a triumph for the Artist Resale Right in Finland on it’s website. On the 3rd of April 2020, the Finnish Pohjois-Savon district court gave its Judgment on a case of unpaid ARR regarding, amongst other things, the art exhibitions held at Valamo monestary. ( article available in Finnish here.) The District… Read more →