Throughout art history, disputes have arisen over the works of artists after they have died:
Artquest is an advice and information service for visual artists and craftspeople providing online and face-to-face support. It's based in London and has a series of articles about artlaw and art after death - a number of which are highlighted on this page below.
Artists' Estates: Reputations in Trust
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The book includes interviews with the widows and family of famous artists who highlight the issues associated with dealing with the estate of an artist
Artists in the USA
The sudden and unexpected death of Thomas Kinkade became a lesson in why you have to update your plans for the future of your estate as your life changes.
Artists in the UK
"I feel passionately that for us to have someone like Turner, indisputably one of the greatest landscape artists of the world, and not to implement his will, not to do what he wanted, is tragic and scandalous."
The Estate of Lucian Freud (valued at c.£42 million after payments of debts and taxes) has been making a number of gifts to the state under the Acceptance in Lie Scheme to offset the Inheritance Tax Bill