Collectors lobby to reform Italian export laws

As an art owner, you might have thought it was within your right to freely enjoy, loan or perhaps even sell your artwork. The Italian government wants you to think again.

Under¬†existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 50 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for temporary or permanent export regardless of the work’s market price. The rules empower local Italian art authorities to block the sale and export of artworks deemed to be of cultural interest.¬† Continue reading