Friday, December 1, 2023

Show Me the Money! More on Artist Resale Rights

NPR ran a story yesterday on the reinvigorated fight in the US for a federal law granting visual artists resale rights, a type of royalty on the resale of artworks via auction houses.

Some artists are for it, while others, like Loren Munk, believe that artists are not only greedy, but whores as well: “‘Artists are like whores,’ [Munk] says, ‘and a lot of them are like old, old whores on the street’ who would be worried about scaring away potential clients.”

What’s the likelihood this bill will pass? NPR: “by some accounts, it does appear to have a slim chance of passing.”


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