The Artist's Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement
  • ephemera
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 56 x 43.5 cm. (unfolded)
  • [8] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Artist's Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement

[First Printing / English Edition]

Bob Projansky, Seth Siegelaub

The Artist's Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement


This "Agreement form has been drafted by Bob Projansky, a New York lawyer, after my [Siegelaub] extensive discussions and correspondence with over 500 artists, dealers, lawyers, collectors, museum people, critics and other concerned people involved in the day-to-day workings of the international art world. The Agreement has been designed to remedy some generally acknowledged inequities in the art world, particularly artists' lack of control over the use of their work and participation in its economics after they no longer own it. The Agreement for has been written with special awareness of the current ordinary practices and economic realitites of the art world, particularly its private, cash and informal nature, with careful regard for the interests and motives of all concerned. It is expected to be the standard form for the transfer and sale of all contemporary art, and has been made as fair, simple and useful as possible. It can be used either as presented here or slightly altered to fit your specific situation. If the following information does not answer all your questions consult your attorney." -- from Agreement's cover. Copies of this agreement was also included in the Documenta 5 catalogue in English, German, and French.


"Seth Siegelaub : Beyond Conceptual Art" by Leontine Coelewij, Sara Martinetti, Marja Bloem, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jo Melvin, Götz Langkau, Matilda McQuaid, Alan Kennedy, Seth Siegelaub. Köln and Amsterdam, Germany / Netherlands : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König / Stedelijk Museum, 2016, pp. 226-233.
New York, NY: Seth Siegelaub,
Condition:  Good. Recto and verso show some mild staining and light handling marks. Folded in four as issued. Interior clean and unmarked. This copy from earlier printing, lacking the holes punched on left edge found in the 1972 variant.
[Object # 23036]