Artists' Estates

Reputations in Trust

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 19, No 2 (Summer 2008)

Magda Salvesen and Diane Cousineau, editors

2005, 363 pages. Published by Rutgers University Press, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ, 08854, (800) 848-6224, www.rutgerspress.rutgers.edu

This book investigates the complex and competitive art world through the lens of those who deal with the body of work that artists leave behind after their deaths. Delivered as a set of interviews conducted by Magda Salvesen, widow of abstract expressionist painter Jon Schueler—the judiciously arranged and edited interviews address the benefits and liabilities of foundations and trusts through the insights of lawyers, gallery dealers, and foundation directors.