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    Subdivision 1. Scope. For the purposes of sections 324.01 to 324.05, the following terms
have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Artist. "Artist" means the creator of a work of art or, if that person is deceased, the
heirs or personal representatives of the creator of a work of art.
    Subd. 3. Art. "Art" means a painting, sculpture, drawing, work of graphic art, photograph,
weaving, or work of craft art.
    Subd. 4. Art dealer. "Art dealer" means a person engaged in the business of selling works of
art, other than a person exclusively engaged in the business of selling goods at public auction.
    Subd. 5. Person. "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association,
or other group, however organized.
    Subd. 6. Consignment. "Consignment" means the delivery of possession of an art work by
an artist to an art dealer by which no title to, estate in, or right to possession of, art, superior to that
of the artist vests in the art dealer, notwithstanding the art dealer's power or authority to transfer
and convey to a third person all of the right, title, and interest of the artist in and to that work of art.
History: 1983 c 165 s 1; 1986 c 444