Lecture: Guido Goldman and the Ikat Revolution

Kate Fitz Gibbon, attorney, cultural heritage law; Guido Goldman, collector and 2018 Myers Award recipient
The Textile Museum, Washington DC, April 13, 2018,5:30 PM:Reception, 6 PM:Lecture

Central Asian ikat became an international fashion phenomenon largely thanks to Guido Goldman’s passion for a lost art and his enthusiasm for sharing it. The popularization of Central Asian ikat is just one instance of cultural transfer, and this lecture will use several striking examples to illustrate its benefits. Placing art first, and geography second, Goldman and cultural heritage attorney Kate Fitz Gibbon will explore how society and international relations are enriched and challenged by this interchange. This lecture will also explore the contradictions of nationalist art policy in an increasingly globalized world. Read More

Appraising Art – Some Key Points From USPAP And The IRS For Attorneys And Arts Advisors

Grant Wood The Appraisal

Grant Wood, The Appraisal, 1931, Carnegie-Stout Public Library

Art collectors, art creators, legal and financial planners, executors and trustees should all have familiarity with the basic rules for appraising art, especially for charitable donation. An appraisal is used to determine the Fair Market Value (FMV) of an item for donation. FMV is defined by the IRS as the price that would be agreed on between a willing buyer and a willing seller on the open market, with neither being required to act, and both having reasonable knowledge of the facts. Read More

Document It! Creating an Artist or Collector’s Estate Planning Inventory

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, A Collection of Pictures at the Time of Augustus

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, A Collection of Pictures at the Time of Augustus, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Documentation during life is inestimable value in managing a collector’s estate or artist’s legacy. Creators and collectors should have a complete and up-to-date running inventory of each of their works, including when it was first copyrighted – that is, created and fixed in a tangible medium. Every artist should have an inventory of the works of art in his or her home, studio, and of the works on exhibition or in a gallery elsewhere. Read More

Art: Estate Planning & Charitable Giving

Announcement – Santa Fe Community Foundation, April 21, 2016,
Kate Fitz Gibbon on Art: Estate Planning & Charitable Giving.
The Owings Gallery, Santa Fe.
Tax rules for donation, charitable purpose gifts, legal and museum restrictions on donations of ancient, ethnographic, and Native American art.

Roundtable on Reform

Video – National Press Club panel, Washington DC, April 30, 2014, with
Dr. Timothy Rub, Dr. Timothy Potts, Matthew Polk, Michael McCullough, Kate Fitz Gibbon, Andrew Adler.