artwork onsignment contract help
March 10, 2008 10:32 AM Subscribe
I am considering consigning my artwork to a gallery in Florida and there is one point in the contact I am not sure how to interpret or change.
posted by 45moore45 to Law & Government (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The contract is fairly standard (this is not my first gallery affiliation) but there is a statement about the gallery doing framing and getting reimbursed for framing. My work does not require framing but the owner wants to do simple frames around the paintings she says are temporary. The contract states the cost of framing is payable to the gallery upon sale of artwork. What it does not say is if she does this framing and the work doesn't sell, how is the gallery reimbursed. I assume it will be me if I don't alter the language in the contract. We are looking at over $30,000 in retail prices so I want to get this straight before I sign anything or deliver any artwork. Florida is a pretty sketchy state for artist rights. What would be the best way for me to protect myself and my artwork and/or alter the language of the contract so I don't get a nasty framing surprise at the end of the consigning period. Thank you.