“Determining Value”

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blog Posts, Happenings | No Comments

I am honored to be one of the contributors to The Photo Archive Handbook:  What you need to know, by Mary Engel, sponsored by the American Photography Archives Group (APAG).  The handbook will be available for purchase at APAG’s booth at the AIPAD Photo Show, Pier 94, New York, NY, Thursday March 30 – Sunday […]

Artistic Legacy

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Happenings | No Comments

Upcoming Events / San Francisco January 31, 2017 What will become of your artistic legacy? This panel discussion will address the common issues and questions artists, photographers and collectors needs to consider when planning their estate. Family, Fiduciaries and Foundations:  How artists, photographers & collectors can best preserve the fruit of their labors. DATE:     Tuesday January […]

Art Collectors Discover Irrevocable Trusts

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Blog Posts | No Comments

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | by DANIEL GRANT A common estate-planning tool, the irrevocable trust, is increasingly being used for an uncommon purpose: It allows art owners to reap tax savings by transferring ownership of their paintings or other collectible objects, but keep possession so they can still enjoy them. First, the tax savings. Property […]

Revaluing Family Treasures for the Taxman

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Blog Posts | No Comments

A key point to bear in mind when reading the following article:  When it comes to the valuation of an estate—real property, assets and collectibles—the official date of valuation is the date of the decedent’s death.*  To clarify, if Mrs. Wallace (the surviving spouse) passes away on June 1, 2013, all property in the estate, including […]

Taxing times: private museums under scrutiny by US government

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Blog Posts | No Comments

THE ART NEWSPAPER | by JULIA HALPERIN Who benefits most from tax breaks on private art museums: patrons or the public? The US government is scrutinising the tax-exempt status of private museums and questioning whether some institutions benefit their wealthy founders more than the general public. The Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to 11 […]

Orchestrating Your Legacy

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Happenings | No Comments

January Events / Los Angeles area Event #1 PANEL—What will become of your legacy? A panel discussion with an estate attorney, special collections archivist and art appraiser, centered around key questions about estate planning for artists and art collectors. DATE:    Wednesday January 20, 2016 PLACE:    Studio 852, Rialto Court, Venice, CA TIME:    7:30 – 8:30 […]

Support Local Entrepreneurs + Giving Tuesday

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Blog Posts | No Comments

In addition to re-posting the list of extraordinary non-profits that support photography and the arts, I would also like to bring attention to Mercy Corps Northwest (not to be confused with the equally incredible Mercy Corps).  Mercy Corps Northwest is dedicated to supporting individuals and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest by way of education and […]

The Perfect Crime

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Happenings | No Comments

presented by East Wing November 12 – 15, 2015 / Grand Palais in Paris / Booth B36 East Wing (Doha + Dubai), presents an innovative curatorial program centering on contemporary photography and its intersections with the arts, sciences, architecture, design, music and fashion. “The perfect crime has no victim, no criminal, no clues… the artist is […]

European Copyright Reform Could Restrict Photography in Public Spaces

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Blog Posts | No Comments

As copyright legislation in the U.S. has often been modeled after precedents in the U.K. and Europe, this most recent European reform should be of interest to many of us. HYPERALLERGIC | by ALLISON MEIER Restrictions on photographing or filming copyrighted art, architecture, or other objects in public might get stricter in the European Union. On July […]

Mitigating Obstacles

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Blog Posts | No Comments

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) recently invited me to write a short piece for their “Strictly Business” blog, a multi-author blog featuring over 30 regular contributors and frequent guest experts.  For professional still and motion photographers, their archive of articles provide invaluable insight into current best business practices and industry trends. The “Strictly Business” postings for […]

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