Der Künstlernachlass

Handbuch für Künstler, ihre Erben und Nachlassverwalter

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Der Künstlernachlass
Handbuch für Künstler, ihre Erben und Nachlassverwalter

Text(s) by Loretta Würtenberger, Karl von Trott, contributions by Rainer Judd Foundation (Rainer Judd), The Estate of Max Beckmann (Mayen Beckmann), The Estate of Martin Kippenberger (Gisela Capitain), The Henry Moore Foundation (Richard Calvocoressi) u.a., ed. Loretta Würtenberger, translated by Cordula Unewisse


2016. 295 pp., 27 ills.


16.50 x 23.80 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4132-3

Everlasting art!—everlasting responsibility? On the proper handling of artists’ estates in the twenty-first century

Andy Warhol bequeathed us the words “Death can really make you look like a star.” But death per se is not a catalyst for the relevance of an artist. What is of crucial importance is the proper management structure for the posthumous preservation and development of an artistic estate. The handbook by Loretta Würtenberger presents the possible legal framework, appropriate financing models, as well as the proper handling of the market, museums, and academia. Her business, Fine Art Partners, has advised artists and artists’ estates for many years in their structuring and development of estate concepts as well as in operative questions. Based on numerous international examples, the author explains the different alternatives for maintaining an artist’s estate and makes recommendations on how to ideally handle work, archives, and mementos following the death of an artist. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4133-0)

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