Arts and Cultural Affairs - Transactions Involving Artists and Their Works - Works of Fine Art; Sculpture and Multiples Generally - Sculpture; identifying mark

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§ 14.05. Sculpture; identifying mark. 1. Every sculpture produced,
fabricated or carved in or from this state after January first, nineteen
hundred ninety-one shall contain thereon, in a clear and legible fashion
and in an easily accessible location, a distinctive mark which
identifies the foundry or other production facility at which such
sculpture was made, and the year that such sculpture was made. This
section shall also apply to unique works of sculpture produced,
fabricated or carved in this state.

2. It shall be unlawful for a foundry or other production facility (a)
to fail or refuse to affix an identifying mark and the year or (b) to
affix a false identifying mark or incorrect year to any sculpture
produced by it. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, violation of
this subdivision shall be punishable by a civil penalty not to exceed
five thousand dollars for each unlabeled or mislabeled sculpture.

3. It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, mark over or tamper
with the identifying mark and date required by this section to be
included on a sculpture. Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
violation of this subdivision shall be punishable by a civil penalty not
to exceed five thousand dollars for each instance of defacing, marking
over or tampering with such identifying mark or date. Any violation of
this subdivision shall be punishable in accordance with the penal law.