Jon Sharples

Art lawcomment

‘Unregulated’ auction price manipulation may still be illegal

A 'nagging sense of lawlessness' persists despite the industry's periodic rebuttals

Time for the UK to adopt US-style rules on holding artists' funds

Primary-market sale proceeds should be held on trust so artists are never left out of pocket by a gallery's insolvency, writes IP and art lawyer Jon Sharples

Art lawcomment

The jury is out on resale clauses, but there are other options

In-demand artists and their galleries are exploring creative legal solutions alongside measures improving resale restrictions' likelihood of enforceability