Law:Title 13. Sports, Amusements, And Entertainment. Subtitle C. Arts And Music (Texas)

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Subtitle C. Arts And Music

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Chapter 2101. Consignment Of Art Works

Section  2101.001.  Short Title.

This chapter may be cited as the Artists' Consignment Act.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.



Section  2101.002.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Art" means a commonly recognized art form, including a painting, sound recording of a musical performance, sculpture, drawing, work of graphic art, pottery, weaving, batik, macrame, or quilt.

(2)  "Art dealer" means a person in the business of selling works of art.

(3)  "Artist" means the creator of a work of art or, if the creator is dead, the creator's estate.

(4)  "Creditor" has the meaning assigned by Section 1.201, Business & Commerce Code.

(5)  "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, or association.

(6)  "Recording distributor" means a person who acquires a sound recording and sells the sound recording to another person for use or resale.

(7)  "Sound recording" means a tangible medium on which music or other sounds are recorded or otherwise stored, including a phonograph record, disc, tape, cassette, or other medium now existing or developed later on which music or other sounds are or can be recorded or otherwise stored or a copy or reproduction that duplicates in whole or in part the original.  The term does not include a medium on which the primary recorded information is information other than music or other sound, such as a motion picture or computer program, and that contains recorded sound as an integrated part of the primary recorded information.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 233, Sec. 1, eff. May 27, 2005.



Section  2101.003.  Consigned Art Exempt From Certain Liens Or Claims.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the Business & Commerce Code, a work of art delivered to an art dealer for exhibition or sale and the proceeds from the dealer's sale of the work of art are not subject to a claim, lien, or security interest of a creditor of the dealer.

(b)  This section applies to the proceeds of a sale of a work of art regardless of whether the art dealer or another person purchased the work.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.



Section 2101.004.  Consigned Sound Recordings Exempt From Certain Liens Or Claims.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the Business & Commerce Code, a sound recording delivered by the artist who produced the music or other sound on the recording to a recording distributor for sale and the proceeds from the recording distributor's sale of the sound recording are not subject to a claim, lien, or security interest of a creditor of the recording distributor.

(b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), this section applies to the proceeds of a sale of a sound recording regardless of whether the recording distributor or another person purchased the recording.

(c)  This section does not apply to the proceeds of a sale of a sound recording if the artist delivered the recording to the recording distributor pursuant to a sale for which the artist has been paid in full.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 233, Sec. 2, eff. May 27, 2005.


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