“Artists, like other workers deserve to work in secure and safe environments. When cooperating and exhibiting with galleries and museums they should be issued with fair and equable contracts which reflect the professionalism, time and effort which has gone into producing artworks. Likewise I consider Droit de Suite or Artist Resale Royalties to be part of this package of basic rights.

Extending these rights internationally makes sense given the global nature of the art market. It should be available to artists in all jurisdictions including the USA and China.”


John Noel Smith "String/Ogham" © John Noel Smith oil on canvas 230cm x 290cm 2014
Portrait: © Fintan Smith