1 Feb 2015

Resale royalties

From Standing Room Only, 12:39 pm on 1 February 2015

Various artworks
Top left: Reubus 2010 and bottom: Colony 2004 by Paul Hartigan.
Right: New Zealand Man by Nigel Brown

Depot Artspace is putting on an exhibit called Pre-Loved Re-Loved which advocates that artists receive a resale royalty. So if a work is sold again after its initial sale the artist should receive a cut every time. But this is not a system that everybody is the art world is in favour of.

Lynn Freeman is joined by Maggie Gresson of visual arts advocacy group Artists Alliance, artist Dick Frizzell, Paul Hartigan who is best known for his work with light sculptures, and painter and print-maker Nigel Brown.