Monday, March 4, 2024

Dalí Foundation Wins Resale Rights War

The European Court of Justice and a Parisian district court have ruled that the Fundacío Gala-Salvador Dalí is the rightful and legal recipient of any resales, droit de suite, of Dali’s work made in Europe. Droit de suite are payments received by artists or their heirs when their works are resold in Europe.

When works by Dalí were sold in France by the Fundacío Gala-Salvador Dalí, which manages his estate, the French copyright organization ADAGP kept the applicable droit de suite percentages and paid these to Dalí’s five surviving family members. The foundation sought for years to recover this revenue for Spain. [via Artinfo]

According to Artinfo, Dalí had designated the Spanish state as the only heir of his intellectual property rights. French law, however, conflicted with Spanish law and allowed the artist’s heirs to collect droit de suite payments.

More via Artinfo here.


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