AEFI in the News

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Key publications covering the arts and philanthropy feature AEFI’s research and programs, and journalists writing for a variety of national and international print and online platforms draw on AEFI’s materials as resources to inform their work. The Art Newspaper, ARTnews, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Grantmakers in the Arts Reader, and Philanthropy News Digest are among these publications. Below is a selection of key news pieces featuring AEFI research and programs.



Building a Legacy“, Gagosian Quarterly, November 2022

Maine artists are taking their legacies into their own hands,” Portland Press Harold, January 19, 2020

“Foundations Established by US Artists Have Become a $7 Billion Philanthropic Force”, Artnet News, February 13, 2019

“Artists Extending Their Reach”, Brooklyn Rail, December 18-January 19, 2019

A New and Growing Force.” Inside the World of Artist-Endowed Foundations,” Inside Philanthropy, October 2018

As Top-Tier Artists Age, the Art World Hopes to Cash In,” New York Times, January 30, 2017

Through the Sieve and the Lens of Scholarship: The Jay DeFeo Foundation,” VoCA Journal, 2016

Jackson Pollock, a Chance Encounter, and a Multimillion-Dollar Foundation,” New York Times, March 16, 2016

Spotlight on Art Law: Intensive Course on Artists’ Role in Art Market and Philanthropic Arena,” University of Miami School of Law, February 9, 2016

New Programme Aims to Train Future Leaders of Artist Foundations,” The Art Newspaper, January 29, 2016

“Predictions for 2016: A Tale of Two Art Worlds,”Art+Auction/Blouin Art Info, January 2, 2016

Artists do Their Bit to Help US Museums’ Bottom Line,” The Art Newspaper, June 17, 2015

“The Next Big Art Philanthropists: Artists?,” Modern Art Notes/Blouin ArtInfo, June 25, 2013

“From Here to Eternity,” The Art Newspaper, October 18, 2013

“A Matter of Opinion, ” ARTnews, February, 2012

“Five Questions for Joel Wachs, President, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,” Philanthropy News Digest, October 16, 2012

“What the Warhol Foundation’s Art Sale Tells Us About Artists’ Foundation,” The Art Newspaper, September 2012

“The Dos and Don’ts of Artists’ Bequests,” The Art Newspaper, Issue 237, July-August 2012

“Win-Win-Win Solution: Trend Benefits Artists, Museums, Public,” Portland Press Herald, July 29, 2012

“The Artist As Philanthropist,” ARTnews, January, 2012

“Creative Force,” Harvard Gazette, November 9, 2011

The Artist as Philanthropist,” Grantmakers in the Arts – GIA Reader, Volume 22, No. 2 (Summer 2011)

“The Sleeping Giant of Philanthropy,” The Art Newspaper, January, 2011

A Newly Powerful Grant-Making Force: Artist-Endowed Foundations,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 19, 2011

“How to Give it All Away.” The Art Newspaper, December, 2008