Artists out of Copyright in 2018 (50 years Law)

Explore our list of notable artists who will be in the public domain or out of copyright in 2018 (where the copyright expires 50 years after the death of the artist).

*Some artworks may not appear on the Bridgeman Images website due to UK copyright restrictions, please inquire to see more.

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The Betrayal of Images: `Ceci n’est pas une pipe’, 1929 (oil on canvas), Rene Magritte (1898-1967) / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA / Bridgeman Images
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Automat, 1927, by Edward Hopper (1882-1967), oil on canvas, United States of America, Edward Hopper (1882-1967) / Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA / De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Images
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L.H.O.O.Q., 1919 (colour litho), Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images
Spatial Concept, 1959 (artificial resin on canvas), Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) / LWL - Westfaelisches Landesmueum, Muenster, Germany / Bridgeman Images
Spatial Concept, 1959 (artificial resin on canvas), Lucio Fontana (1899-1968) / LWL – Westfaelisches Landesmueum, Muenster, Germany / Bridgeman Images
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Sleeping Cat; Chat Endormi, (grey washes and pencil on paper), Tsuguharu (Tsugouharu) Leonard Foujita (1886-1968) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

 

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Copyright and Protection Law

In certain countries, works authored by an individual, under their own name or a known pseudonym, are protected for fifty years following the individual’s death. This law applies to territories such as the Middle East, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Indonesia. Different time periods and laws apply for various global territories. Read our guide to copyright or get in touch at internationalteam@bridgemanimages.com for more information.

 

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