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Friday, January 30, 2015

Mastering Art Law by Herbert Lazerow

Carolina Academic Press has recently published Mastering Art Law by Herbert Lazerow. Art law, as the book points out, is not a cohesive topic like Contracts or Torts but instead focuses on the legal issues faced by the art industry. The author explores the issues of freedom of expression, copyright, publicity and privacy rights, defamation trademarks, title, authenticity of the work, moral rights to a work of art, and tax matters. There is a chapter covering museum law and the author discusses issues pertaining to artifacts as well as restricting international movement of artwork. Each chapter features a "roadmap" section that summarizes what you will learn after reading the chapter and each chapter is concluded with a "checkpoints" section that summarizes the main points. There is an extensive table of cases, table  of constitutions, statutes, regulations, rulings, and treatises, and table of secondary sources. The law library currently has this title, which is available on the new titles shelf across from the reference desk. We also have the following titles that focus on art law:

  • The Deskbook of Art Law, 2d ed. (edited by Leonard D. DuBoff, Christy O. King & Michael D. Murray) (KF4288.D83) 
  • Art Law in a Nutshell, 4th ed. (2006), by Leonard D. DuBoff) (Reserves and Study Aids sections, KF4288.Z928 2006)

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