Why American artists should benefit from the resale of their works - The Art Newspaper

Gee's Bend artist Lucy Mooney and granddaughters Lucy P. Pettway and Bertha Pettway, 1937
January 4, 2019
Maxwell L. Anderson

In the US, authors, musicians, actors, and others in the creative industries have royalties and residuals that reward their enduring stake in the redistribution of their intellectual property, when properly enforced. Yet while visual artists are entitled to royalties on commercial reproduction, there is currently little to no legal recourse for them to benefit from the resale of their work.