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Frequently Asked Questions


We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions which we hope you find helpful. To be sure this is not a complete list, nor will it substitute for the competent advice of good counsel, but it will provide a starting point from which you can venture. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us. We look forward to providing any assistance you may require.

Types of Art Dealers


Although contracts will vary, a number of provisions are customary in contracts made with the personal representative type of dealer:

Legend Galleries art prints

All editions are limited to 250 copies.

Protecting Your work

Protection of an Artist’s Work is accomplished by Copyright. Legend Galleries protects its Alliance Artist’s, Patrons & Partners thru its “Alliance Agreement.” Within our agreement we address the issues of “Original Works,” “Reproduction,” “Display,” and we assure participation in the residual cash streams they generate. Below is a guide written by Melissa Black, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Art’s, it contains some well written information on the topic of protection. It is considered easy to understand, and will get you up to speed: PLEASE NOTE: Melissa Black is not affiliated with Legend Galleries.




The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide the artist/author with a general guide to Copyright law. It is intended to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions. This pamphlet is, by no means, exhaustive of the possibilities of protection afforded by the Copyright Law. In the event that this pamphlet doesn’t address a specific question, the reader should either consult with an attorney experienced in this area or do further research. There are many helpful publications offered by PVLA, which the reader might explore.


Throughout this pamphlet, there will be reference to the federal copyright statute, Title 17 of the United States Code. The purpose of doing this is to provide the reader with the appropriate citation should one want to do further research.

A work is fixed when it is in a tangible form, which would allow the work to be perceived, reproduced or otherwise communicated for a period of time. An example of a work that is fixed would be a painting on a canvas or a story on a notepad. An example of a work, which is not fixed, is a performance of a play provided that it is not recorded. (Note: while the performance of a play is not copyrightable, the documentation of the play is) (See 17 USC § 101.)