Duboff s Art Law in a Nutshell overviews art as an investment, from copyrights to trademarks, and examines issues involving museums and collecting. Subjects covered include the customs definition, international art movement, and the victim of war. Explores auctions; authentication; insurance; and tax problems for collectors, dealers, and artists. Also addresses the working artist, aid to the arts, moral and economic rights, and freedom of expression.
Written for the layperson, this book contains a wide range of legal references and offers practical advice for collectors, dealers, and artists. Chapters discuss art as it is defined by customs authorities, as it exists as an international movement, as it suffers under conditions of war, and as an investment. They also address issues like auctions, authentication, insurance, taxes, aid to the arts, copyright, and freedom of expression. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)