Preserving the artist's heritage
Legal Information for Visual Artists

Visual artists benefit from two federal laws that govern rights to control the distribution, display, and publication of artwork as well as rights of attribution and integrity.  The links below will take you to easy to understand and authoritative writings that every visual artist should be aware of.  Click on the titl of the information you seek.

Visual Artists Rights Act

The U.S. Copyright Act

Artists are often in need of a lawyer for business purposes or to enforce legal rights. The Hesse two links lead to information about selecting the right lawyer and how the Philadelphia Lawyers for the Arts could be of assistance. 

Selecting the Right Lawyer

Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts