Archives of American Art

Documents relating to the Andy Warhol estate

Collection ID:
Weil, Stephen E.
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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Works," "60's, 70's, and 80's Drawings and Published Prints," "Photographs," "1950's Sketchbook-type Drawings," and "Unpublished/Unique Prints"; appraisals prepared by Michael Friend of "Films," and "Videotapes and Audiotapes"; an anaylsis of Christie's appraisals by Jeffrey M. Hoffeld,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).
Scope and Contents
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
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by Stephen Weil. Weil died on August 09, 2005.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Law and art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Valuation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Appraising Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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