WE Practice

Art Law

Cypress represents local, national and international art world clients, from the emergent to the established. Its clients include artists, advisors, collectors, estates, galleries, governments, museums, not for profit organizations, online platforms and publishers. LA is a rapidly growing center for contemporary art and we work closely with artists and galleries in the city.

With our in-depth knowledge of the art market, its nuances and relationships we offer strategic solutions for our clients that fit their creative and commercial needs. We advise on and facilitate: deals involving art, antiques and collectibles; the formation of business structures; the production and consignment of artworks and the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights across all media. We resolve disputes involving the sale, authentication, theft and export of art and cultural property.

As part of our service, we are able to connect our clients when needed with a wide network of art market professionals including accountants, advisors, appraisers, tax specialists, curators and collection managers.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Advising clients on navigating the world of rights acquisition and protection, from licensing and
    copyrights to branding and trademarks
  • Exhibition and loan contract negotiations
  • Artist representation and options
  • Purchasing, sales, and auctions