ABC’s of Art Law: C is for Consignment
December 4, 2023
Join the Center for Art Law for an exploration into the world of consignment agreements in the art industry. This session will delve into the pivotal role these agreements play for artists, shedding light on the disparities between emerging and established artists. Our speakers, Anne-Laure Alléhaut, Counsel at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, Sherri Cohen, Global Head of Fiduciary Client Group at Sotheby’s and Danielle Juliao, curator and gallerist will address the challenges artists encounter and the nuances of negotiating terms within consignment agreements.
The session will explore how consignment agreements differ for artists at various stages of their careers and the challenges and opportunities that emerging and established artists face in negotiating and navigating these agreements. Our speakers will also shed light on the trajectory of artists as they transition from the primary market to the secondary market and the dual role of consignment agreements in both galleries and auction houses.
By the end of this event, participants will be able to understand how these agreements shape the dynamics between artists, galleries, and auction houses, influencing the broader art market and gain insights into the laws and practicalities surrounding consignment agreements.
About the Speakers
Anne-Laure Alléhaut is Counsel at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP’s Art and Museum Law practice. Anne-Laure started her career at Skadden Arps in M&A before she joined Sotheby’s legal transactional team as a Senior Vice President. Anne-Laure negotiated many of the auction house’s most complex and high value transactions while also overseeing Sotheby’s advisory, appraisal and valuation departments.
Sherri Cohen joined Sotheby’s in 2023 as the Global Head of Fiduciary Client Group. She is responsible for leading the New York and London teams, working in close collaboration with the entire Sotheby’s Global Business Development team, Specialist Departments, and Chairmen to assist lawyers, bankers, family offices, and fiduciaries in planning for the lifecycle of their clients’ art collections through Sotheby’s broad range of services.
Sherri is dual-qualified attorney, in New York as well as a Solicitor in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Sherri was Head of Business Development for North America at Bonhams. During her tenure with Bonhams, she served as the firm’s principal deal maker for major estate and single owner collections, and brought some of the most significant collections to Bonhams salerooms including Dr. Hirose’s Kusama Collection and the L.D.” Brink” Brinkman Collection.
Gallerist and Curator. Bio coming soon.
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