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					This is an agreement for the buyer to sell, arrange, and exhibit the artist's works of art,
subject to certain conditions. This short-form agreement can be customized to fit the
needs of the drafting parties. This document is useful to an individual or business that
seeks to sell, arrange, or exhibit works of art, or to an artist seeking to have his or her
works of art sold.
                           AGREEMENT TO SELL WORKS OF ART

The    following     constitutes    the   entire   agreement   with   respect    to   the       sale   by
________________________________ [Instruction: Insert the Buyer’s name] ("Buyer") of
sculptures,   drawings     and     graphics   created   by   ________________________________
[Instruction: Insert the Artist's name] ("Artist"):

1. For a period of ___________ (___) [◊ four (4)] years commencing on the date of this
    agreement, Buyer shall have the exclusive right, in any part of the world, to offer for sale and
    to authorize others to offer for sale, all items of art works created and owned by Artist. Artist
    shall initially deliver each such item of his work to Buyer at such location as may be
    designated by Buyer.

2. During the period of ___________ (___) [◊ ten (10)] years, Buyer shall have the exclusive
    right to arrange, and to authorize others to arrange, for the publication and/or sale, in any part
    of the world, of books and catalogues containing illustrated reproductions of the art work of
    Artist.

3. During the period of ___________ (___) [◊ two (2)] years, Buyer shall arrange for
    exhibitions of Artist's works in the Cities of __________________, __________________
    and such other places as the parties shall jointly determine. Buyer shall be responsible for all
    of the expenses of such exhibitions, including advertising and catalogue costs and insurance,
    the Buyer covenants that the art work will be insured against all risks and casualties for its
    full value. Any and all insurance proceeds on account of any such risk or casualty will be
    paid to the Artist. The Buyer shall provide the Artist with all relevant information about his
    insurance coverage for the art work if the Artist requests this information and shall bear the
    entire cost of storing all items of Artist's work delivered to Buyer pursuant to this agreement.
    [Instruction: Delete or modify this clause if artist does not wish to have exhibitions in
    certain cities for a period of time]

4. The parties acknowledge that Artist has furnished to Buyer photographs of each item of
    Artist's works owned by Artist on the date of this agreement. The price at which Buyer shall
    offer each such item for sale shall not be less than the price set forth on the back of such


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    photograph. The parties shall jointly determine the minimum sales price to be charged as to
    those art works to be created by Artist during the term of this agreement. Minimum prices
    may be changed from time to time in such manner as shall jointly be determined by the
    parties. [Instruction: Please provide price of each item at the back of such item]


5. Upon the sale of any of the art works covered by this agreement, Buyer shall be reimbursed,
    from the actual net proceeds of sale, for any initial shipping cost advanced with respect to
    such item. In addition and as compensation for Buyer's services in effecting the sale of a
    particular work, Buyer shall be entitled to retain ____ (__ %) percent [◊ twenty (20%)] of
    the balance of the net proceeds of the particular sale, as and for Buyer's commission for
    having effected such sale, with the remaining ______ (___ %) percent [◊ eighty (80%)]
    percent of such balance, less any amounts otherwise due to Buyer under this agreement, to be
    paid to Artist on a quarterly basis.


6. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State
    of Alaska and shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective executors,
    administrators, successors and assigns of the parties.



Dated: _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20_____




Buyer:

________________________________
     [Buyer's Signature]

________________________________
     [Buyer's Printed Name]




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Artist:

________________________________
     [Artist's Signature]

________________________________
                                [Artist's   Printed       Name]




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Description: This is an agreement for the buyer to sell, arrange, and exhibit the artist's works of art, subject to certain conditions. This short-form agreement can be customized to fit the needs of the drafting parties. This document is useful to an individual or business that seeks to sell, arrange, or exhibit works of art, or to an artist seeking to have his or her works of art sold.