26 Jul 2015

Getting a fair cut

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 26 July 2015

Charles Ninow and Simon Bowerbank
Charles Ninow and Simon Bowerbank.

It's a sore point with many visual artists – that they don't get a cut at each time one of their works is sold.

Nothing is likely to happen legally any time soon to change that. But a new art business in Auckland believes living artists are entitled to resale royalties so it's going to offer them voluntarily.

Simon Bowerbank and Charles Ninow of Bowerbank Ninow explain how and why they’re going to offer living artists 2.5 percent of the hammer price of their art works.