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Is life after death possible? This week’s recommendation is not a philosophical one but a very practical one. On how to make sure an artist’s legacy will be properly handled in every sense of the way, we recommend Loretta Würtenberger’s bible-book The Artist’s Estate: A Handbook for Artists, Executors, and Heirs. “Andy Warhol memorably said that ‘death can really make you look like a star,’ but death in itself is not a guarantee of the relevance of an artist. What is of crucial importance is the proper management structure for the posthumous preservation and development of an artist’s estate. ‘The Artist’s Estate’ presents the possible legal frameworks and appropriate financing models available in this situation, as well as the proper handling of interest from the market, museums and academia. (…) Based on numerous international examples, the author explains the different alternatives for maintaining an artist’s estate and makes recommendations on how best to handle work, archives and ephemera following the death of an artist.” (2016, Hatje Cantz)