This study is among the author’s preoccupations to highlight the main legal aspects related to the most common types of sale, whether or not regulated by the current Civil Code. The author started from the idea that every type of sale features specific aspects, whose disclosure and knowledge can lead to correct and balanced interpretations and enforcement of the legal rules or related contractual terms.
The study also considered the fact that the principle of freedom of contract governing the area of contracts in our legal system can give rise to a wide range of contractual terms and types of sale, as “the variety of arrangements making up the legal trade is virtually unlimited”1.
The article reveals doctrinal viewpoints defining artwork as an object of sale, and certain conditions are mentioned that a property needs to meet to be considered an artwork and that this type of sale is validly concluded.
There are also depicted some errors that may occur in terms of assessing the authenticity of artworks, which can cause the sale to become invalid.