Artists' Estates

Reputations in Trust

Magda Salvesen and Diane Cousineau, editors

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

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.