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Artists & Their Estates

We understand artists and the issues that they and their families face. Our team looks after artists from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds, who use many different mediums to create their art. We can advise you on a variety of issues that might affect you as an artist, including copyright and artist’s resale rights. We also help to structure and document the sale and commissioning of artworks, help to protect your rights and can advise you on the lending or consignment of works to private galleries and public exhibitions. 

Dealing with artists’ estates has always been an important part of the work that we do. We can help you decide how best to safeguard and pass on your artistic legacies, to manage taxation and to provide for your heirs. We understand the unique issues that arise when dealing with your estate and can help you navigate what can be a daunting terrain. Fiona GrahamNatasha Hassall and Sue Laing can draw upon their vast experience to help you in this area, and each are listed as leaders in the field of private client law. 

As well as advising ‘traditional’ artists we are at the forefront of the law in relation to street artists and the ground breaking legal issues that their art creates.

By way of example, we recently acted for a charity that successfully recovered a Banksy mural called “Art Buff”, which had been cut out of a wall in Folkestone, Kent and subsequently appeared on the art market in Miami. Tim Maxwell has earned quite a reputation in this growing area of art law, so please get in touch with him if you require guidance.

Contact a member of our Art Law & More team. 

Their lawyers understand issues specific to the art world which are not at all obvious

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London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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