The Yale Law Journal

Art Law


Unlocking the Potential of Art Investment Vehicles

Alice Xiang

Fine art is increasingly not only purchased for aesthetic pleasure, but also as a financial asset, expanding the art investment market. However, the structure of art investment means that access to the market is restricted. This Comment offers solutions to democratize and leverage the potential of t…


The Unconvincing Case for Resale Royalties

Guy A. Rub

Introduction Here we go again. In late February 2014 a group of congresspersons introduced a bill—The American Royalties Too Act of 2014 (known for its catchy abbreviation: the ART Act),1 which, if passed, will grant visual artists2 a right to collect royalties when their artworks are r…