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Artists' estates : reputations in trust

"Artists' Estates offers a journey into the complex and competitive art world through the distinctive lens of those who deal with the paintings, prints, and sculpture that artists leave behind after their deaths. This unique collection of interviews conducted by Magda Salvesen, the widow of the second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter Jon Schueler, provides a window into the goals and desires, the conflicts and frustrations, and the emotional and financial strains that confront widows, companions, sons, and daughters as the heirs to artists' estates. The interviews also address the benefits and liabilities of foundations and trusts through the insights of lawyers, gallery dealers, and foundation directors." "Readers will explore well-known estates, including those of Mark Rothko, David Smith, and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as the equally intriguing legacies of lesser-known artists whose work came to the fore in the forties and fifties."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, ©2005
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J., ©2005
xiv, 381 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
9780813536040, 0813536049
Formidable antecedents. B.H. Friedman on Lee Krasner and Annalee Newman
The widow is the memory. Anne E. Porter, widow of Fairfield Porter ; Yvonne Hagen, widow of N.H. (Tony) Stubbing ; Harriet Vicente, widow of Esteban Vicente ; Phyllis Diebenkorn, widow of Richard Diebenkorn
The uncertain divide: artist/wife/widow. Adelie Landis Bischoff, widow of Elmer Bischoff ; Charlotte Park, widow of James Brooks ; Regina Cherry, widow of Herman Cherry ; May Stevens, widow of Rudolf Baranik
Unfinished dialogues: the artist and the gallery. Jeanne Bultman, widow of Fritz Bultman ; Stephen L. Schlesinger on the Fritz Bultman estate ; Anne Arnold, widow of Ernest Briggs, with Bob Brooks ; Anita Shapolsky on her foundation and gallery ; Jeffrey Bergen on the Romare Bearden estate
The next generation. March Avery, daughter of Milton and Sally Avery ; Christopher Schwabacher, son of Ethel Schwabacher ; Helen McNeil, daughter of George McNeil
Foundation samplings: SoHo and Southampton. Sanford Hirsch on the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation ; Michael Solomon on the Ossorio Foundation
Untimely deaths. Peter Stevens on the David Smith Estate ; Helen Park Bigelow, daughter of David Park ; Peggy Gillespie, widow of Gregory Gillespie
A certain distance. Rae Ferren, widow of John Ferren ; John Crawford, son of Ralston Crawford ; Robert Jamieson, companion of Leon Polk Smith ; Joan Marter on the Dorothy Dehner Foundation
To the future. Kate and Christopher Rothko, daughter and son of Mark Rothko ; Stephen Polcari on the Archives of American Art ; Ralph Lerner on art law ; Jack Cowart on the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation