The French artists’ rights society (the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (“ADAGP”)), The Artists Rights Society of the United States (ARS), and ARTstor are pleased to announce that they have recently reached a collaborative agreement. Under the agreement, ARTstor will make available through the ARTstor Digital Library the digital images of art works by thousands of ADAGP artists and estates for teaching, research and study. The agreement builds upon and extends the agreement reached in August 2005 between ARS and ARTstor under which ARTstor is making available images of works by ARS artists.

Under this agreement, ARTstor expects to make available shortly to ARTstor participating institutions worldwide images of modern and contemporary art works by ADAGP artists. ADAGP, the preeminent European rights society, represents such artists as (to name a few): Joan Miro, Pierre Bonnard, Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Andre Derain, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, Fernand Leger, Rene Magritte, and Edouard Vuillard.

ADAGP is the French collective society for the rights of authors in the visual arts (such as painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, and others)

ARS is the preeminent organization for visual artists in the United States. Founded in 1987, ARS represents the intellectual property rights interests of over 40,000 visual artists and estates of visual artists.