1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Arts and Cultural Affairs
  4. Title C: Transactions Involving Artists and Their Works
  5. Article 12: Artist-art Merchant Relationships


Section 12.03 Exemption from seizure

Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA)

No process of attachment, execution, sequestration, replevin, distress or any kind of seizure shall be served or levied upon any work of fine art while the same is enroute to or from, or while on exhibition or deposited by a nonresident exhibitor at any exhibition held under the auspices or supervision of any museum, college, university or other nonprofit art gallery, institution or organization within any city or county of this state for any cultural, educational, charitable or other purpose not conducted for profit to the exhibitor, nor shall such work of fine art be subject to attachment, seizure, levy or sale, for any cause whatever in the hands of the authorities of such exhibition or otherwise.