The Shape Of Things

When it comes to copyright law, artists and dealers ought to be on the ball.

At last year’s Art Basel Miami Beach, we learned an important lesson: In the game of conceptual art, it pays to listen to the dealer’s pitch. This point was brought home to us at Jeffrey’s booth, where the dealer was exhibiting Fair Ball, a pale green baseball resting on a simple plywood plinth. Jeffrey and his rookie artist, Barnaby “Babe” Woof, wanted to know if the work could be copyrighted, since they planned to make millions by selling thousands of balls. Or was it thousands selling millions of balls? Continue reading “The Shape Of Things”