Shaping an Art Collection: Legal Considerations

with an emphasis on American Representational Art


TFAO advises collectors to become acquainted with current laws - including federal laws and those specific to their local jurisdiction and state - affecting the ownership and use of art objects. Resource Library published in 1999-2001 a series of articles titled Art Law by Ann Avery Andres. Although some of the articles were written with California laws in mind, they serve as reminders that collectors need to become conversant with both their rights and the rights of others. TFAO suggests reading:

and other articles by Ms. Andres which give examples of some issues which may confront collectors. Laws regarding the content of these articles may have changed since they were published. Please seek legal counsel for current information.


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