04/14/2005: "Art Law / Taxes / And Moving to Ireland!"
Professor Harry S. Martin III (a *librarian* and professor of law at Harvard) has a seminar on art law with an interesting section on image rights. I particularly enjoyed the infamous Jeff Koons "blue puppies" law suit. (Jeff Koons... need I say more?).
Some of you may be relieved to hear that I've decided to pull an all nighter finishing up two years worth of art business and personal income taxes BUT THEN I'm taking them to a tax accountant first thing in the AM to make sure I didn't muck things up too badly; now hopefully no one will need to come and spring me from an IRS holding cell.
I realized this afternoon that I probably have every book ever written about starting an art business or making money as an artist and I'm sure they have some additional tax advice I can use as I haven't been able to find out much of anything by searching in Google. I did learn that artists in Ireland don't have to pay taxes!
Now all I need is to marry Cillian Murphy, become an Irish citizen, move to Dublin and never look back!