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Franklin Boyd

Adjunct Faculty, MA, New York

JD, NYU Law School; BSFS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Franklin Boyd works at the intersections of contemporary art, finance, and law. The founder of Xipsy and Boyd Level, she is an advocate of Negotiated Resale Rights for artists and collectors. Boyd also maintains a general commercial law practice with a concentration on matters related to contemporary art and finance. She is a current board member of the Shandaken Project and has also served on the boards of Art in General, SmartSpaces, and Zer01. Boyd began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore after having worked in the General Counsel’s office of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and for the State Attorney General of New York.

Franklin Boyd
  • Publications


    Selling Contemporary Art” by Edward Winkleman (Allworth Press, 2015). Co-Author of Chapters 10-14.

    21st Century Artist Resale Rights.” Mutual Art, May 28, 2014. Available here.
  • Conferences/Lectures


    • New York University Art & Finance Society: Art as an Investment (Feb 2017)

    New York Academy of Art: Professional Practice Lecture Series (Feb 2017)

    Sarasota Museum of Art: History and Future of Resale Rights with Tony Podesta (Feb 2017)

    Art Basel Miami Beach: Panel on Artist’s Resale Rights (Dec 2016)

    ArtsTech Panel: Art Copyright Confines in a Digital Space (2015)

    Cardozo School of Law: Art Law Society Spring Symposium (2015)

    Deloitte: Art & Finance Conference (New York, March 2015)

    New Museum: New Inc. Professional Development (New York, 2015) Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Getty Leadership Institute & Claremont University: Art Law Conference (Los Angeles, 2015)

    NEWD Art Fair: Artist’s Resale Rights (Bushwick, 2014)

    Proteus Gowanus: The Art Market (New York, 2014)

    HDLU Museum: Key Note @ Doubling Space Conference (Zagreb, Croatia, 2014)

    NYU Stern School of Business: Women in Business Leadership (2012)

    NYU School of Law: Artist’s Resale Rights (2012)

    Columbia University School of Law: Art Lawyers (2012)

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