Visual Arts and Property Owners: Be VARA Careful

The Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) of 1990 grants moral rights and protections to authors of works that fall under the law and are distinct from for-hire pieces. Frequently VARA comes into play in cases related to the destruction or removal of works by property owners or municipalities (unintentional or not), such as during a redevelopment project or renovation. With the potential for such large settlements, all parties should have an understanding of VARA, including its unique elements and the respective rights, remedies, and obligations.

Please click here to read the complete article by Maxwell Briskman Stanfield, which originally appeared in the Oct/Nov 2020 edition of Residential Resource magazine.