February 8, 2017
Welcome to China Art Law, the first newsletter to focus on legal issues and the role of law in the art world in China. The goal of China Art Law is to answer some questions, raise some questions, and keep our readers up-to-date on developments in the law affecting art and the business of art in China.
We believe there is a large and varied audience interested in a discussion of how the law affects art and the art business in China. CAL will analyze issues and publish articles relevant to artists, gallery owners, private dealers, museums, private collectors, art consultants, auction houses, art fair organizers and probably anyone else who loves art and is interested in the development of the art business in China. In each edition we will aim to clarify legal matters for “beginners,” so to speak, as well as to address sophisticated legal issues affecting distinct segments of the art world, such as copyright and trademark, fine art insurance, the regulations applicable owning and operating an art gallery or business in China, import and export restrictions, and more.
This newsletter was created with the help of our close friends and partners at Litster Frost who have provided assistance with research, translation and proofreading of our articles.
We welcome comments and feedback, and especially hope to be able to make China Art Law a useful and relevant resource for all of our readers. We encourage you to contact us at Newsletter@ChinaArtLaw.com with your comments, requests and critiques!