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Art Law Committee

The Art Law Committee addresses itself to the many areas of the law that have an impact on art and the art world. These include legal issues relating to the authenticity of art, copyright, moral rights, title, business transactions, insurance, museums and more.


Recent Reports

Report recommending amendments to New York's Arts and Cultural Affairs Law related to opinions concerning authenticity, attribution and authorship of works of fine art (December 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Art Authentication

Report on A.7189/S.4988 which would correct certain deficiencies in provisions of the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law ("NYACAL") that are applicable to consignments of works of art to art merchants by artists, their heirs and their personal representatives (May 2011) ( PDF )
Subject area: Consignment

Report Recommending Amendments to Articles 11 and 12 of the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law (NYACAL) (July 2010)( PDF )
Subject area: Consignment

For the full list of committee reports click here


Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.