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Art Fairs: An Irresistible Force in the Art World?

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Program will run from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm, followed by a Reception from  8:00pm-9:00pm      

Sotheby’s Institute of Art | 570 Lexington Avenue (between 50th and 51st), 6th Floor | New York City
Cost to attend: Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $15.00
Art Fairs: An Irresistible Force in the Art World?
Are brick and mortar art galleries the loss leaders in an art world, potentially spiraling beyond viable limits? More than ninety art fairs now define the rhythm of globalized art business. This development has profoundly altered the relationships amongst artists, gallerists, and collectors.
The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is holding a panel on the impacts and challenges – legal, ethical and business – of the rise of art fairs. 
Gallerist Elizabeth Dee will report on the chances and risks that the art fairs impose, in light of the ambitious expansion that her gallery has recently embraced and her perspective as Co-Founder of the art fair, Independent, New York.
Attorney Richard M. Lehun of Stropheus Art Law will examine the plethora of ethical and business issues that art fair participants confront.
Attorney Nicholas M. O'Donnell, a litigation partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, will present on the legal issues that art fairs carry with them.
Gallerist Edward Winkleman will offer an overview of the research he is conducting on art fairs in preparation for his upcoming book "Selling Contemporary Art: How to Navigate the Evolving Market" (Allworth Press).
The panel will be moderated by attorney, educator, mediator, and arbitrator Judith B. Prowda, Faculty at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and author of Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals (Lund Humphries 2013).
This program is sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
This program does not carry MCLE Credit

 For questions about the program: Beth Gould - Bgould@nysba.org

To register over the phone call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452
570 Lexington Avenue
(Between 50th and 51st )
New York, NY 10022
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