Posthumous Artworks

Blinky Palermo’s reputation was given a major boost through retrospective exhibitions in Barcelona and at London’s Serpentine Gallery in 2003. This, in turn, has led to funding recently being achieved… Continue Reading Posthumous Artworks

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The Bacon Estate (2)

On February 6, 2002, the High Court in London dismissed the claims brought by Brian Clarke against the Marlborough Gallery, on behalf of the Estate of Francis Bacon, who had decided not to pursue the… Continue Reading The Bacon Estate (2)

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Who cares about art after death?

Turner did: Rothko did. But apart from that question, the Rothko case raises an equally serious and more practical question for artists: how to ensure that their art is dealt with, after death, accord… Continue Reading Who cares about art after death?

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Rothko Revisited

There occurred in Sandy, London, Cardiff and Anglesey last month an important event for the visual arts which went largely unnoticed. That brief statement – rather like the ‘Who, When, Where, Why?’ ne… Continue Reading Rothko Revisited

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The Rothko Wrangle

ONE A tale of an ill-drawn Will and 798 paintings told in two parts. ‘Silence is so accurate’. Mark Rothko once stated in a conversation with Elaine de Kooning. A bitter irony indeed when we consider… Continue Reading The Rothko Wrangle

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Art after Death

For practitioners, what happens to their art after their death can be a significant issue. This section looks at some of the steps artists can take to plan for and protect the future of their artworks… Continue Reading Art after Death

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Famous last words

Andy Warhol died in 1987. In the few years since his death his Estate has been beset by no fewer than three serious and complex legal wrangles. In Britain the death of Henry Moore in 1986 has also bee… Continue Reading Famous last words

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