Why Does NY Deny Artists Right of Resale?
The Art Newspaper has two articles on art market transparency and resale right for visual artists. Seems like these two articles come out of the recent debacle between Miami collector Craig Robins and New York art dealer David Zwirner.
Regarding resale rights, Edward Winkleman notes the strong opposition in New York to grant these resale rights to visual artists, citing as one rationale the “the myth of the starving artist.” (California currently provides resale rights, or droit de suite, to visual artists.) Winkleman does note that the current systems is not working that well either, and takes on art lawyers by claiming that the only ones who benefit from this unbalanced and unfair system are, well, lawyers.