2021 Tennessee Code
Title 47 - Commercial Instruments and Transactions
Chapter 25 - Trade Practices
Part 10 - Consignment of Art
§ 47-25-1004. Effect of Consignment

Universal Citation: TN Code § 47-25-1004 (2021)

A consignment of a work of art shall result in all of the following:


  1. The art dealer, after delivery of the work of art, shall constitute an agent of the artist for the purpose of sale or exhibition of the consigned work of art within the state of Tennessee;

  2. The work of art shall constitute property held in trust by the consignee for the benefit of the consignor and shall not be subject to claim by a creditor of the consignee;

  3. The consignee shall be responsible for the loss of, or damage to, the work of art; and

  4. The proceeds from the sale of the work of art shall constitute funds held in trust by the consignee for the benefit of the consignor. Such proceeds shall first be applied to pay any balance due to the consignor, unless the consignor expressly agrees otherwise in writing.
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