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Le monde: How to manage the estate of an artist, set the rights, protect the work, organize the posthumous market, draw dividends without undermining its rating?

These are most asked question of heirs who do not know how to answer them. The German Loretta Würtenberger, who managed the estate of Jean Arp, died in Basel (Switzerland) in1966, for three years will try to overcome the confusion surrounding artist’sestates and regardless of the nationality of the law applicable to them by creating an institute specializing in artists’estates. By Roxana Azimi.

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The Art Newspaper: How to handle fakes, copyright and catalogues raisonnés: Berlin institute offers tips for artists’ estates

Over the past 25 years, there has been an explosion in the number of artists’ estates. But, except for catalogues raisonnés, there has been very little academic research on the subject. The Institute for Artists’ Estates, which launches this month in Berlin and is the first organisation of its kind in Europe, hopes to change this by providing training and managerial support to heirs as well as living artists.

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When artists die, they often leave a stockpile of work. There are now galleries and consultants specializing in salvaging these treasures. From the very beginning Keith Arnatt was an accomplished master of the exit, the English artist’s breakthrough work being particularly exemplary, in 1969 Self Burial (Television Interference Project) interrupted a TV channel’s regular evening program with a series of photographs, in which the artist sank bit by bit into the ground.

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