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      RS 51:2152     


§2152.  Definitions

When used in this Chapter, the terms listed below shall have the following meanings:

(1)  "Artist" means the creator or each of the joint creators of a work of fine art.

(2)  "Conservation" means acts taken to prevent, stop, or retard deterioration of a work of fine art.

(3)  "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental body, or other group, however organized.

(4)  "Recognized quality" means those attributes of a work of fine art that enhance its value.  The issue of whether or not these attributes exist shall be determined by the trier of fact based on the opinions of artists, art dealers, collectors of fine art, curators of art museums, restorers and conservators of fine art, and other persons involved with the creation or marketing of fine art.

(5)  "Reproduction" means a copy or likeness, in any medium, of a work of fine art that is displayed or published under circumstances that, reasonably construed, evidence an intent that it be taken as a representation of a work of fine art as created by the artist.

(6)  "Restoration" means acts taken to correct deterioration and alteration of a work of fine art.

(7)  "Work of fine art" means any original work of visual or graphic art of recognized quality in any medium which includes, but is not limited to, the following: painting, drawing, print, photographic print, or sculpture of a limited edition of no more than three hundred copies; however, "work of fine art" shall not include sequential imagery such as motion pictures.

Acts 1986, No. 599, §1.

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