PIONEERING 1997 STUDY INTO VISUAL ARTIST ESTATE PLANNING

In April 1997 the Judith Rothschild Foundation and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation co-sponsored a conference on Visual Artists Estate Planning, which led in 1998 to the publication of a very useful book, A Visual Artist’s Guide to Estate planning. In the ensuing nineteen years, more and more artist estates have created foundations and trusts to support the creation, exhibition, publication and study of visual art. A softcover edition of the book is available from a number of online and bricks-and-mortar booksellers. A free downloadable PDF of the book was located online. More and more information about this challenging subject is becoming available. One thing is certain. Without an estate plan and the creation of an archive to establish durable reference value of an artist’s life and work, that life will disappear from history. If the future cannot find you, you were never here.

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