Friedman, B. H. (Bernard Harper), 1926-2011 Search this
Box 15, Folder 16
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Bernard Harper Friedman papers, 1926-2011, bulk 1943-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Photocopies of documents, including various appraisals and testimony, sent to Stephen Weil, Deputy Director of the Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, by attorneys for the Estate of Andy Warhol, to be used by Weil in preparing for testimony as an expert witness on art valuation to the Surrogate's Court.
Appraisals include those prepared by Christie's Appraisals, Inc., for "Paintings, Sculpture and Collaborative Works," "60's, 70's, and 80's Drawings and Published Prints," "Photographs," "1950's Sketchbook-type Drawings," and "Unpublished/Unique Prints"; appraisals prepared by Michael Friend of "Films," and "Videotapes and Audiotapes"; an anaylsis of Christie's appraisals by Jeffrey M. Hoffeld, March 27, 1992, annotated by Weil; "date of death appraisals"; two photograph appraisals; Sotheby's draft appraisal; and two appraisals of property of Richard L. Weisman (gifts of works of art by Warhol to the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., February 10, 1992).
Testimony (including exhibits) regarding valuation of the estate is from Jeffrey M. Hoffeld, Dale W. Stulz, William N. Goetzmann, Edward Hayes, and Peter Hastings Falk. Also included is Preminger's decision "In the Matters of the Determination of Legal Fees Payable by the Estate of Andy Warhol," April 17, 1994.
Biographical / Historical:
Stephen Weil, former Deputy Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and author of several books relating to law and art, served as an expert witness on art valuation questions for the Estate of Andy Warhol.
Donated 1996 by Stephen Weil. Weil died on August 09, 2005.
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