Art Law Unveiled: Navigating Modern and Contemporary Art Transactions – 9 November – Full

Posted on: April 4, 2023 by

What are the particular legal issues that face buyers, sellers and collectors of modern and contemporary art? Join us on 9th November at a seminar kindly hosted by Wedlake Bell LLP in London as we explore this topic in detail. Many of the relevant issues will be unique to dealing in such periods, especially insofar as they involve copyright and the moral rights of artists, the role of commercial galleries and dealers, the involvement of artists and their families, and the role of authentication. How does one navigate the many legal challenges that these entail? This seminar will offer many solutions to this very topical question.

Date: 9 November 2023

Time: 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm

Location: Wedlake Bell LLP, 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4AY


  • Contracts and artist representation
  • Authenticity matters in relation to contractual disputes
  • Artists, estates and policing the market
  • Artists, estates and intellectual property rights
  • Artist resale rights




A welcome and introduction will be provided by Rudy Capildeo and Tim Maxwell, heads of the Art & Luxury group at Wedlake Bell. The panel moderators will be Alexander Herman (Director, IAL), Petra Warrington (Senior Associate, Wedlake Bell) and Tamara Wakeford (Associate, Wedlake Bell).


The image above features Piet Mondrian’s Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow (1930). Mondrian died in 1944 and the work is in the public domain.