Copyright and appropriation issues in art are becoming increasingly complicated as well as fascinating. With the increased use of images online, particularly in social media like Instagram, the legal issues for artists become more at issue. Barbara Hoffman, Art Lawyer, will walk us through the issues affecting artists today. With the backdrop of the current exhibition, Taking Heart in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Jason Bryant and Charles Cohen we will have the opportunity to look first hand at particular examples in the gallery.
About the Instructor:
Barbara T. Hoffman, principal, is a pre-eminent arts, cultural heritage and cultural institution lawyer in New York City providing transactional advice and litigation services to the domestic and international arts and cultural community. Her more than 35 years in the field of art law, representing artists, museums, collectors, artist and other charitable foundations, galleries and foreign governments has given her wide expertise on matters involving art, antiques and cultural property transactions, including art gallery and auction house consignments, gifts of art, copyright and artist's rights, and nonprofit issues of governance and conflict of interest. She is a pioneer in the field of public art and developed, for the New York City Bar Association, the model contract for the field. She has represented a majority of renowned artists working in the public realm with projects worldwide involving large scale private and public scales from memorials to AIA award-winning artist-architect collaborations from Battery Park to Shanghai and points in between. She is included in New York Magazine's Best Lawyers for 2010-2011, 2012, Marquis Who's Who and Super Lawyers (2010-2016), and the Wall Street Journal Best Women Lawyers in New York (2016). She is a Fellow of the American Bar Association.