Spurred by the reintroduction of the ART Act (American Royalties Too) to Congress, last night Artists Space hosted a public forum on the issue of artist resale royalties (ARRs).
Three years ago, Kansas City–based artist A. Bitterman proposed moving a vacant, dilapidated house, located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, to the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum.
On Tuesday the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered its ruling on the California Resale Royalty Act (CRRA), deeming it unconstitutional but, unlike the District Court that examined it back in 2012, deciding that the offending clause could be removed without having to strike the entire act.
American artists and legislators have been actively battling to introduce a national Artist Resale Royalty for almost half a century. Here is our illustrated introduction.