Transfer of ownership or right of reproduction.
When ownership of a work of art is transferred from the artist who created it or his or her heirs, the right of reproduction remains with the artist or his or her heirs until it passes into the public domain by act or operation of law or is expressly transferred in writing.
When an exclusive or nonexclusive right of reproduction is transferred by the owner of such right, it must be presumed that ownership of the physical work of art remains with the owner of the work of art unless it is expressly transferred in writing with the right of reproduction.
For the purposes of this section “right of reproduction” means the right to reproduce, display and distribute copies of a work of art. The term includes the right to prepare variations of the original work of art.TANNING ESTABLISHMENTS