Golden Gate University Law Review


This article will be divided into three sections focusing on the Visual Artists Rights Act's art in buildings provisions, and these provision's effects on artists and building owners. First, the various state art preservation acts will be compared and contrasted with the VARA, focusing particularly on the California Act. Second, the VARA's art in buildings section will be analyzed, focusing on 1) the development of the section, 2) how determining whether art is removable effects artists and building owners, and 3) the dilemma building owners face when art is attached to their buildings without their knowledge or consent. Finally, the article will offer recommendations on how to effectively eliminate the problems building owners face due to the VARA's art in buildings provisions.