Kearns Discusses Artists' Rights in Contracts for Building Art in New York Law Journal
June 29, 2015
The New York Law Journal (subscription required) published a second article by Olshan Partner Thomas Kearns focusing on issues raised by the federal Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (VARA), which protects visual artists' "moral rights" by prohibiting the destruction of "visual art," including paintings, drawings, sculptures or photographs, of "recognized stature" that are used to market hotels, offices and apartment buildings. The first article focused on educating landlords on VARA. This article offers practical tips to artists for the preservation of their VARA rights and copyright in Building Art.