The Law (in Plain English) for Galleries

A Guide for Selling Arts and Crafts

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About The Book

An Essential Reference for Sellers of Arts and Crafts

In The Law (in Plain English)® for Galleries, Third Edition, Leonard DuBoff and Christopher Perea walk readers through the legal intricacies of selling arts and crafts. This helpful guide provides clear explanations and examples of real cases to provide readers with a strong understanding of their obligations and vulnerabilities. This new edition includes updates to reflect changes in the market and technology. The go-to guide for all aspects of running a gallery, the chapters of this book cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Organizing a business
  • Franchising
  • Working with employees and contractors
  • Selling pieces
  • Contracts
  • Artists’ and galleries’ rights
  • Catalogs and online sales
  • Copyright and trademark
  • Customer relations
  • Product liability
  • Filing taxes
  • Estate planning
Gallerists, artists, craftspeople, and anyone else interested in the buying and selling of arts and crafts must have this book in their libraries.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Allworth (May 5, 2020)
  • Length: 264 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781621536826

Raves and Reviews

“Leonard DuBoff and his co-author Christopher Perea are masters at demystifying the legal issues faced daily by art and craft galleries. From setting up a business to drafting and analyzing contracts, registering your work, the rights of marketing, sales, and much more, The Law (in Plain English)® for Galleries is an essential reference and should be on the desk of every art and craft gallery owner and manager.” —Les Zieba, manager of Addi Galleries, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Honolulu

The Law (in Plain English)® for Galleries is a must-read for artists and gallerists alike. The author, Leonard D. DuBoff, has represented galleries, craft shops, as well as the creative people whose work they handle for decades. This book guides creative people as well as gallery- and craft shop owners in navigating the legal aspects of the art industry and in avoiding common pitfalls. I found it enlightening and very easy to read, and recommend it to everyone in the art and craft business.” —Caroline Young, artist

“I have been working with artists for over twenty-five years now, and I find this book to be a valuable source of information. Navigating the art world is not easy and this book will help artists, publishers, and those wanting to understand copyright law.” —Ruth-Ann Thorn, Crown Thorn Publishing, Inc

“While gallery owners and staff are some of the most sophisticated and astute individuals in the world of arts and crafts, we all need some legal and technical advice in order to conduct successful businesses. With colleague Christopher Perea, the widely recognized arts attorney Leonard Duboff has produced such a book. The Law (in Plain English)® for Galleries is as essential a publication for gallery owners as any reference they might have about artists, exhibit spaces, or markets.” —Chet Orloff, historian and museum director

“The ideal legal resource for every new and experienced art gallery and craft shop owner! From his extensive career as an expert art law attorney, Leonard DuBoff and his knowledgeable co-author Christopher Perea present an easy-to-understand, thorough yet concise, and extremely well-written treatment of the legal concerns art gallery and craft shop owners must know to operate with integrity and excellence. This book should be in every art gallery and craft shop owner’s library. Highly recommended!” —Carolyn Butters

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