The Artist as Lawyer – Interview with Sergio Sarmiento Art Law Program

The world of art has become more complicated as copyright, appropriation, and other issues force artists, dealers, collectors, and others to turn to lawyers for help. As foibles around the sale and maintenance of luxury art objects grab media headlines, you might be fooled into believing the future of art is in litigation.

Sergio Sarmiento to join Hrag Vranian toto talk about the evolving world of art law and discuss why he went to law school as an art project, what he thinks about some recent sensational cases (Richard Prince/Instagram, Sam Durant at the Walker Art Center, and the recent Banksy auction stunt) and his thoughts on how appropriation has changed from the 1970s.

You can also follow Sergio on Twitter at @ArtLawOffice.

A special thanks to Brooklyn-based musician SunSon for providing the music to this episode, and you can check out his website You can also follow him on Facebook or Instagram.

This and more in the current episode of Hyperallergic’s weekly Art Movements podcast.

Words taken from Hyperallergic website.

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