Hi, Eric
I highly recommend as a reference, Permissions: A Survival Guide, by  Susan Bielstein.  She's the senior editor at the University of Chicago Press for all of their art books.  It's informative but it's also hilarious.  I never thought I'd laugh so much (or at all) while reading a book on illustration copyrights.

Here's the blurb about it:
Organized as a series of “takes” that range from short sidebars to extended discussions, Permissions, A Survival Guide explores intellectual property law as it pertains to visual imagery. How can you determine whether an artwork is copyrighted? How do you procure a high-quality reproduction of an image? What does “fair use” really mean? Is it ever legitimate to use the work of an artist without permission? Bielstein discusses the many uncertainties that plague writers who work with images in this highly visual age, and she does so based on her years navigating precisely these issues. As an editor who has hired a photographer to shoot an incredibly obscure work in the Italian mountains (a plan that backfired hilariously), who has tried to reason with artists’ estates in languages she doesn’t speak, and who has spent her time in the archival trenches, she offers a snappy and humane guide to this difficult terrain.


On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 9:19 AM Eric <eric.feinstein@otocast.com> wrote:

Hi –


What are the proper steps that should be employed if you are publishing a book and want to include an image of a public art piece?

For sake of discussion, this is not a book about public art, but might use the art to illustrate concepts on space or well-being, or even anatomy.


Thanks in advance.


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