☰ Revisor of Missouri

Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE

Chapter 407

Effective - 28 Aug 1984 bottom

  407.902.  Art delivered to art dealer for sale or exhibition deemed consignment, when, exception — written contract required, contents. — 1.  Notwithstanding any custom, practice, or usage of the trade to the contrary, whenever an artist delivers, or causes to be delivered, a work of fine art of the artist's own creation to an art dealer in this state for the purpose of exhibition or sale, or both, on a commission, fee, or other basis of compensation, the delivery to and acceptance of such work of fine art by the art dealer from the artist shall constitute a consignment unless the delivery to the art dealer is pursuant to an outright sale for which the artist has received or receives, either prior to or upon delivery, full compensation for the work of fine art.

  2.  Whenever a consignee accepts a work of fine art from an artist for the purpose of sale or exhibition and sale to the public on a commission, fee, or other basis of compensation, there shall be a written contract or agreement between the artist who is the consignor and consignee which shall include, but need not be limited to, provisions that:

  (1)  The proceeds of the sale of the work of fine art shall be delivered to the artist who is the consignor at a schedule agreed upon by the artist who is the consignor and consignee;

  (2)  The consignee shall be responsible for the stated value of the work of fine art in the event of the loss of or damage to such work of fine art while it is in the possession of such consignee;

  (3)  The work of fine art shall only be sold by the consignee for an amount at least equal to the amount agreed upon by the artist who is the consignor in writing;

  (4)  The work of fine art may be used or displayed by the consignee or others only with prior written consent of the artist who is the consignor.

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(L. 1984 S.B. 688 § 2)


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