Artist Representation

Olga Berde Mahl protects the interest of artists whether in housing, finance, art or preservation of their estates.

Protection Of Artists Work

Artists have unique professional business and legal issues. They require protection of copyrights for either graphic or other creative unique endeavors. Copyright protection in the U.S. differs from E.U. and Japan. Copyright protection in the Far East presents complex issues.

Art And Galleries

Artists need to be concerned about their arrangements with the galleries they work with, to assure that they will be paid, and have a contract clearly defining costs, insurance and other key issues to assure the artist is protected. Art is international. International transactions require assurances to protect the artist; from consignment agreements, payment agreements, agreements with publishers, insurance and many more issues.

Olga Berde Mahl's commitment to artists spans her entire professional career.

She conceived and wrote the most extensive and beneficial program for artists to obtain substantial revenue and commissions throughout the United States. It is now the law in all states, major cities and the United States government. It is known as "1% for Art."

1% For Art In Public Buildings

Created by Olga Berde Mahl and now law in New York City, New York State and the Federal Government (GSA) (now adopted by every major city and state in the United States) provides 1% of public financed properties (e.g. schools, courts, hospitals, airports, transportation systems, etc.) be mandated to include "Art" of modern American living arts in each such building. The total amount of benefit for U.S. money spent on art since its inception in 1984 is incalculable.

Artists And Their Estates

Artists do not generally consider how to preserve their body of work upon their untimely death or at the end of a long career.

To whom should they entrust the management and safekeeping of their body of work. Wills, powers of attorney and arranging for a good and safe protector and seller to preserve their reputation is essential and the experience of Olga Berde Mahl in this specialty is very rare.

The use of Not-For-Profit or Foundations for artists and their work is seldom explored but is a necessary consideration to protect the artists' life work. Gifting art to institutions with a contract to protect, preserve and make available the artists work to the public is an important part of the specialty of Olga Berde Mahl.