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Lauren van Haaften-Schick on the Artists' Contract

Season 1, Ep. 345

In this episode, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, a curator and writer from New York City and PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Visual Studies at Cornell University discusses her article "Conceptualizing Artists’ Rights: Circulations of the Siegelaub-Projansky Agreement through Art and Law," which was published in the Oxford Handbooks Online: Law, as well as her current work on the Artists' Contract and its legacy. She begins by explaining how transactions in the art market typically work, what resale royalties are, and why they don't exist in the United States. She describes the cultural moment in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the art market began to expand and artists became more politically conscious, forming organizations like the Art Workers Coalition. She explains how this shift led Seth Siegelaub and Robert Projansky to create the "The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement" in 1971, and what the Artists' Contract was intended to accomplish. And she reflects on how and why the Artists' Contract is increasingly relevant today. Van Haaften-Schick is on Twitter at @LaurenVHS.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.


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