Artists Resale Right

Living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a resale royalty each time their work is sold.

The charge applies to the sale of original works of art made via transactions conducted by both dealers and auctioneers.

Recovery more muted say London art dealers

18 July 2013

Business is continuing to improve but the rate of recovery has slowed among London’s fine art dealers, their trade association’s latest survey reveals.

Trade bid for rise in ARR threshold

13 May 2013

Art dealer Niall Fairhead is leading a new campaign to persuade the Government to raise the Artist’s Resale Right threshold from €1000 to the €3000 stipulated by the European Commission.


Artist’s Resale Right: good intentions, bad law

31 October 2012

PERSONAL VIEW: Simon Stokes, who has just published his updated legal guide, puts the whole issue of the Artist’s Resale Right in context.

If you think you have it bad in the UK…

31 October 2012

PERSONAL VIEW: Jolyon Warwick James, President of the Australian Antique and Art Dealers’ Association (AAADA, NSW Chapter) and chairman of the Australian Antiques and Art Market Federation (AAAMF), examines the problems with the Artist’s Resale Right in Australia.

Resale Right guide update

17 September 2012

Leading copyright lawyer Simon Stokes has just published the Second Edition of ‘Artist’s Resale Right’, the industry guide to the law as it applies to Droit de Suite.

Government says no to dealers’ Resale Right postcard campaign

02 July 2012

Baroness Wilcox, the minister responsible for the Artist’s Resale Right, has told postcard campaigner Niall Fairhead that the Government won’t change the qualifying threshold for the levy.

Statement in response to Artist’s Resale Right postcard campaign

02 July 2012

Below is the full text of the statement made by Baroness Wilcox, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, on June 14, 2012.

Government's inadequate response to Resale Right campaign

19 June 2012

COMMENT: As reported last week, the postcard campaign launched by art dealer Niall Fairhead in a bid to raise the threshold for the Artist's Resale Right has made progress, attracting more signatories for the online petition and eliciting answers from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).


ARR postcard campaign starts to hit home

12 June 2012

Close to 800 postcards in the Artist’s Resale Right campaign have already arrived at the Department of Culture, with more on the way.

US judge strikes out resale act

06 June 2012

A federal judge has declared the 1977 California Resale Royalty Act unconstitutional.


Your chance to make a difference over Resale Right

10 May 2012

This week’s printed copy of ATG contains a postcard addressed to the Culture Secretary carrying the following message: “I oppose the extension of Artist’s Resale Right to works by deceased artists and request that the threshold which triggers it be raised from €1000 to €3000.”

Unclaimed resale right cash to be returned after six years

10 April 2012

THE Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) have announced that they will hand back undistributed Resale Right royalties after six years.

Dealers and auctioneers take up the cudgel over Artist’s Resale Right

30 January 2012

EVIDENCE that the trade is not taking the introduction of the beefed up Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) lightly is beginning to emerge.

EU impact study on Resale Right inconclusive

19 December 2011

THE European Commission Impact Study on the Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) has not been able to establish how far the Right’s introduction is linked to the recent decline in the European art market.

Artists' Resale Right: something can still be done

12 December 2011

ALL may not be lost as the Artists' Resale Right is extended on January 1.

Auctioneers face class action over California resale right

31 October 2011

A GROUP of American artists have filed class action lawsuits against Christie’s and Sotheby’s complaining they have violated the 1976 California Resale Royalty Act.

Artists' agency seeks to revive resale right debate in the US

23 August 2011

As the spectre of droit de suite for artists’ heirs looms large over the British art market, the main copyright and licensing collecting agency in the United States is pushing to see the debate over artists’ resale rights revived on Capitol Hill.

The British art market needs the Government’s support right now

25 July 2011

ENCOURAGING words from Downing Street and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the past year gave us hope that finally something would be done about the impending threat to the British art market of the extension of the Artists’ Resale Right to the estates of artists who have been dead for less than 70 years.

SLAD survey confirms fears over Resale Right extension

18 July 2011

THE Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) have reinforced the claim by the British Antique Dealers Association that the extension of the Artist’s Resale Right next year will have a significant effect on business.

Australian trade launch fight against Resale Right

07 February 2011

AUSTRALIAN dealers and auctioneers are joining forces to fight the current Artist’s Resale Right scheme introduced to the country seven months ago.