Paul Rudolph Estate Announces Licensing Agreement for Paul Rudolph’s Architectural Works

Kelvin Dickinson
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 08/20/19 3­­­­:16 p.m. ET

NEW YORK, NY (August 20, 2019) –The Paul Rudolph estate today announced a representation agreement regarding the intellectual property rights to the architectural works of legendary Late Modernist Paul Rudolph.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Paul Rudolph estate authorizes the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to act as its exclusive worldwide representative with regard to licensing third parties for any and all uses of the intellectual property rights of the Works of Paul Rudolph.

“The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation is dedicated to communicating, preserving and extending the legacy of world renowned architect Paul Marvin Rudolph,” said Kelvin Dickinson, President of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.  “It is an honor to be entrusted by the Paul Rudolph estate with representing such a distinguished and legendary career.”

Ernst Wagner, Executor of the Paul Rudolph estate stated, “It is the common objective of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation and the Estate of Paul Rudolph to carry out Rudolph’s wish to preserve and publicize his professional architectural career.  In carrying out these objectives, it is the goal of the Foundation and the Estate to promote and engage in such activities, which increase the appreciation, understanding, accessibility, study and preservation of Rudolph’s architectural career. The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation has our full support to ensure Paul Rudolph’s legacy endures and recognition of his work continues to grow.”                            

About the Paul Rudolph Estate

Ernst Wagner, a personal friend of Paul Rudolph and owner of Modulightor, a lighting company they co-founded is both the Executor of Paul Rudolph’s will and the beneficiary of his estate.  Mr. Rudolph passed away in 1997.

About the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation

The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation is a New York City-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by Ernst Wagner to fulfill Paul Rudolph’s wish that an organization be created to preserve his architectural legacy.  Through preservation and advocacy efforts, educational initiatives, public events and maintaining and developing an archive of written and graphic materials, the Foundation seeks to communicate the legacy of this unique American architect in a larger architectural and cultural context to interested students, journalists, scholars, and the general public. 

For more information on the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation, visit and find the foundation on Twitter (@PaulRudolphHF), Facebook (@paulrudolphheritagefoundation) and Instagram (@paulrudolphfoundation).

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