What follows are intended to serve as templates for agreements Artists may reach with various parties. In each case, there are decisions to be made and blanks to be filled in.
No artist should simply rely on these forms. Any questions should be referred to a knowledgeable attorney.
It is important to accurately document the relationship between the Artist and the Gallery exhibiting the Artist's work, the purchaser buying a work of art or the person commissioning a work. A good agreement can answer questions and help settle disputes. As a fallback, it can define rights in litigation.
If the project or the relationship is a significant one, it would pay to consult with an attorney before finalizing any agreement. Lincoln's adage that anyone who represents himself has a fool for a client applies in the art world as well as the legal community.