Droit de suite

Droit de suite is a right that allows artists, their heirs, or legatees to receive a fee when an artwork is resold on the secondary market during the artist's lifetime and up to 70 years after their death. Unless otherwise stated, the droit de suite is the responsibility of the seller of the original work. It is payable when the auction price exceeds €750 and is calculated using a decreasing scale of rates (from 4% to 0.25%) in increments. However, the maximum droit de suite is capped at €12,500.