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IMPORTANT APPRAISALS AND CASES


Contested Issues and Court Appearances

  • The Estate of Robert Rauschenberg (20th Circuit Court, Florida 2014) (deposition and testimony)
  • De Sole v. Knoedler Gallery, et. al – (District Fed. Court – Southern Dist. NY 2014) (deposition)
  • Baker v. Carroll (District Fed. Court – Southern Dist. NY 2012) (deposition and testimony)
  • Bender and McEnroe v. Carroll (Supreme Court, New York 2013) (deposition and testimony)
  • Edelman v. Chubb Insurance (deposition and examination)
  • Trova v. Solomon (deposition and examination)
  • Christie’s v. Modernism Fine Art Corp. (deposition and examination)
  • Levy v. Levy (Rockland County, NY Surrogates Court)
  • U.S. v. LeMarche (District Fed. Court – Southern Dist. NY 2011)
  • Re: Louise Bourgeois v. Chubb
  • Trepel v. Roadway Express (Dist. Fed. Court, Akron, Ohio)
  • Trova v. Universal - Artistic Integrity (deposition)
  • Isaac Witkin - Injury Claim (deposition)
  • American-European Art Corp. v. Yves Klein Foundation (Dist. Fed. Court – Southern District, New York) 
  • Giancarlo Impiglia v. Parisian Dept. Stores (Dist. Fed. Court, Birmingham, Alabama) 
  • John Szoke Gallery v. Austin Galleries (Supreme Court, New York)
  • Rosenfeld v. Basquiat Foundation (Dist. Fed. Court – Southern District, New York)
  • Hunter v. I.R.S. (Fed. Tax Court, New York 1985)
  • Wolff v. I.R.S. (Dist. Fed. Court, Washington, DC)
  • Restrepo v. Elder (NY Supreme Court)
  • Robert Rauschenberg v. I.R.S. (Jean Tinguely) (deposition & IRS hearing)
  • Carole Rosenberg v. I.R.S. (deposition & IRS hearing)
  • Estate of Kass v. IRS (Washington DC) (IRS hearing)
  • Pavia v. DeKooning Estate (Mediating Appraiser)
  • Lloyds v. Yves Klein Foundation (Dist. Fed. Court, Los Angeles, California) 
  • Harrington v. Harrington-Mendietta (Circuit Court, Florida)
  • People v. Benny Nuzzo (Supreme Court, Bronx, New York)

Other Important Art Appraisals for Art Community

  • The National Arts Club, New York City (oversaw appraisal of entire collection)
  • Circle Galleries - Standard Charter Bank
  • Henry Moore Foundation - Purchases
  • Nahan Galleries - Business Valuation
  • N.Y. State Dormitory Authority for various State College art collections - cold comfort letters for bond issues backed by art

Major Artists' Estates & Donation Appraisals

  • Estate of Will Barnet
  • Estate of Nell Blaine
  • Estate of James Brooks
  • Calder Foundation
  • Estate of Ilse Getz
  • Estate of Edward Graham
  • Estate of Musa Guston (Philip Guston) 
  • Estate of Jacob Kainen
  • Estate of Richard Lindner
  • Estate of Sheridan Lord
  • Estate of Lowell Nesbitt
  • Philip Pavia Memorabilia
  • Robert Rauschenberg vs I.R.S. (Jean Tinguely) 
  • Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
  • Estate of Rosenthal vs I.R.S. 
  • Carole Rosenberg vs I.R.S. 
  • Estate of George Sugarman
  • Tax-Free Gifts Involving Artists and Museums
  • Addison Gallery of American Art (Avery, Seliger)
  • Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (Gift of Russian Art)
  • Andy Warhol Foundation – gift to MOMA
  • Berman Museum, Ursinus College (Moore)
  • Colby College (Gift from Alex Katz)
  • Farnsworth Museum (Gift from Alex Katz)
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Edgar Taffel - Wright's art)
  • Freedman Gallery, Albright College (Tobey, Dali, Calder, Papart, Sokov - Russian)
  • Guggenheim Museum (Larry Rivers)
  • Henry Moore gift to MOMA (Gordon Bunschaft)
  • Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University (Bearden, Dali, Moore, Tobey, Jenkins, etc. - Russian, Cuban) 
  • Israel Museum (Avery)
  • Low Gallery, Syracuse University (Tobey, Zucker, etc.)
  • Malcolm Morley (Work of Les Levine)
  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (Panacalli Gift)
  • Parrish Art Museum (Utrillo)
  • Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (Moore, Calder, Dali, etc.)
  • Ringling Museum (John Chamberlain)
  • Rothman Museum, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (De Kooning, Picasso, Russian)
  • Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Corot, Sargent, Modigliani, Hopper, Zucker)
  • Trout Gallery, Dickinson College (Bearden, Marini, Matta, Papart)
  • Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University (Russian)

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