In addition to representing today's most prominent working artists, ARS is proud to be in partnership with many renowned Estates and Foundations.
The Saul Steinberg Foundation
ARS has been handling rights requests for The Saul Steinberg Foundation for sixteen years, to the great benefit of the Foundation. The processing of rights requests can be a complicated, time-consuming operation for the individual artist or artist’s representative. By turning over all the paperwork and bookkeeping to the efficient people at ARS, the Foundation is relieved of this task. Most important, the inclusion of the ARS credit line in captions and photo credits announces that a large, prestigious organization stands behind the artist.
Sheila Schwartz, Research and Archives Director, The Saul Steinberg Foundation
The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation
Before signing with ARS permissions requests were a mess, with so much time spent answering and returning phone calls, issuing invoices, collection, you name it – not only has ARS relieved us of the tedious responsibility of issuing various permissions, they monitor the landscape for legal issues. Most importantly, ARS has persistently fought for the rights of the visual artist to receive residual payments for work sold on the secondary market. It’s doubtful that the Lawrence Foundation would be able to exist without the professional assistance and leadership that ARS provides.
Walter O. Evans, President of The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation – ARS member for over 15 years
The Calder Foundation
As the Calder Foundation’s rights representative for nearly twenty years, ARS has provided invaluable support for the Foundation’s efforts to safeguard Alexander Calder’s intellectual property. Their staff is knowledgeable, attentive, and has developed a thorough understanding of the Foundation’s priorities. Working with ARS to field copyright requests and patrol for infringements has allowed the Foundation to streamline our rights management process, saving us considerable time and energy. Having ARS as our trusted representative enables us to most effectively administer our rights, and affords us considerable peace of mind.