Artist Dealer Agreement

The use of written gallery contracts is particularly useful for a gallery with a significant turnover of sales and exhibitions. Such a leading London gallerist in the West End felt that without clear written evidence of agreements with artists and buyers and regular written explanations to artists, the commercial efficiency of the gallery would be severely compromised and sales, exhibitions and, as a result, profits and livelihoods would be lost or wasted: and it`s not in the best interest of the gallery or the artist. Promotion: What steps does the gallery promise to take on behalf of the artist to promote the work? The agreement or contract is the legal document between an artist or owner of a work of art and a ready institution, or between an exhibition organizer and the venue. preamble: name and addresses, description of their activity (e.g. B “artists”; Limited liability company/partnership). Arbitration: the question of whether the parties should have an independent arbitrator in the event of a dispute over the terms of the agreement. (In order to avoid costs and time by going around the courts.) * What is the percentage between the artist and the gallery? The gallery and the artist usually share the full selling price of a work of art evenly or close to uniformity. Avoid situations where the gallery asks you to tell them what you want for art. This gives the gallery the freedom to mark them, no matter what they want to mark beyond your price – you may only have a small percentage of the retail business. Fixed percentages are usually standard and are the best to start with. Sale: works for sale; the selling price; Gallery Commission on The Artist`s Studio Sales and Sales; Discount sales and whether the discount is to be deducted from the gallery`s commission; the terms and conditions for the sale of licences; The terms of payment of the artist with regard to direct, deferred and staggered sales. Copyright: clarification that the copyright remains in the hands of the artist and that it is not put up for sale by the gallery with the work without the prior written consent and for an additional fee to be agreed.

(Some galleries believe that they can sell all rights to the delivered works, including copyright; this is not the case unless the artist has agreed in writing); Reproduction arrangements by the gallery for catalog and advertising purposes – always included © stage name and year of publication, for example. B© A. N. Other 1978. (Some galleries are happy to publish postcards/posters of works: in the absence of a clause that covers, a separate written publishing agreement must be concluded, otherwise the gallery does not have the right to do so.) * It is also recommended to include a replacement clause in an agreement or contract. For example, if nothing sells after a certain period of time – say six months – or if the agreement simply does not work for other reasons, each party has the right to break off its relationship by giving the other party 30 days` written notice. Exhibitions: how much are organized each year by the gallery for the artist, what type (solo/group/mixed) and how long; whether the gallery may exhibit works other than on the premises of the gallery; whether the artist can exhibit and/or sell works other than the works delivered to another gallery. (Many artists promise to show their works in other galleries, often work in a different medium than the one left to the dealer…