Your email address will be used for Wildy’s marketing materials only. We will never give your email address to any third party. You may opt out at any time by following the unsubscribe link included in every email.
Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students
Browse Secondhand Online
Wildy's will be closed on Monday 28th May, re-opening on Tuesday 29th.
Online book orders received during the time we are closed will be processed as soon as possible once we re-open on Tuesday.
As usual credit cards will not be charged until the order is processed and ready to despatch.
Any Sweet & Maxwell or Lexis eBook orders placed after 4pm on the Friday 25th May will not be processed until Tuesday May 29th. UK orders for other publishers will be processed as normal. All non-UK eBook orders will be processed on Tuesday May 29th.
Artists' Estates offers a fascinating 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. Bringing together interviews conducted by Magda Salvesen, the widow of the second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter Jon Schueler, this unique book 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 judiciously arranged and edited 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 Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Milton Avery, Romare Bearden, David Smith, Richard Diebenkom, and Fairfield Porter, as well as discover the intriguing legacies of lesser-known artists.
These examples are prefaced by Salvesen's provocative account of her own experience doing "widow's work." Together, the passionate testimonies of families and lovers, the measured voices of art professionals, and the more than eighty photographs offer a vivid and captivating portrait of the relationship between artists and their heirs, the roles of market forces and tax codes, and the place of critical writing and exhibitions in shaping an artist's reputation.
The vibrant tapestry of voices also captures the distinctive flavor of the generation of artists whose work came to the fore in the fifties and sixties. An impressive and irresistible collection, Artists' Estates is an indispensable entree into the private and public art world in America.