Monday 14 February 2011

How about Sitters' Rights?

Art and Artifice has just heard from intellectual property enthusiast and Collyer Bristow partner Joe Cohen, who informs us that his firm's Art Gallery hosts regular exhibitions of the work of up-and-coming artists (details of the current exhibition can be seen here).  Joe adds:
"Of interest to subscribers to “Art and Artifice” will be an event which we are hosting in our Gallery behalf of the Law Society Art Group from 9 March 2011 from 18:00 to 20:30.  Guest speaker is Martin Gayford, who will be speaking about sitting for Lucien Freud. Martin Gayford is the author of the book: Man with a Blue Scarf, subtitled “On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucien Freud”.
Places are limited, so subscribers to Art and Artifice who wish to attend the event are asked to email Darren Butt by 26 February 2011.

Art and Artifice is already thinking up lots of questions to ask.  How about the introduction of Sitters' Rights, which seem to have eluded the architects of the Berne Convention on the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works ...?

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