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Old 01-07-2012, 01:26 AM   #95
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Originally Posted by OLChemist View Post
Yeap. This is a multimillion dollar business. And that is just the investor and gallery owner's take, LOL. The artists are the small fish in the pond.

The value of so much of the work relies of the provenance of the work. Until the IACA, the burden of determination of "Indian authenticity" was on the gallery owner. So the owners had to either know the artist and community or make judgements on phenotype. I could see this being a huge liability for the gallery owner. One peeved buyer with a good attorney and OUCH! Under the IACA, they have a single standard to use.

This law does far more to protect the buyer. Sorry Zeke, the reality is for many buyers the value of the work is in the pedigree of the artist, particularly in the antiquities side. Quality is rarely the first thing a buyer notices; art sales are a first date not a test drive.

You'd get better artist protection with education and use of intellectual property law.




That is an extremely rare protection for visual artists, at least in the states.
Provenance of work only comes in when it is a antique, if work is antique then the IACA does not come into the selling of a work. Proving something is antique is not as hard as it seems.
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