ARRESTING MOTION: ESTATE PLANNING FOR ARTISTS

Christi Cottrell / September 4, 2012
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PART VII: WRAPPING UP  “The song is ended (but the melody plays on). “ ~Irving Berlin (composer) & Beda Loehner (lyricist) All good things must come to an end. Hopefully this series has succeeded in helping both artists and their attorneys understand the unique complexities that are often involved in an artist’s estate plan. As […]

ARRESTING MOTION: ESTATE PLANNING FOR ARTISTS

Christi Cottrell / July 25, 2012
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PART VI: WHEN & WHERE? DEFINING A TRIGGER & CHOOSING A LOCATION  “Time and space are fragments of the infinite for the use of finite creatures. “ ~Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss Philosopher, Poet and Critic Followers of this series will be delighted to know that this penultimate entry is the most concise and straightforward. When? Attorneys […]

ARRESTING MOTION: ESTATE PLANNING FOR ARTISTS

Christi Cottrell / June 27, 2012
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PART V: WHAT? RECOGNIZING THE ASSETS. “An artist is someone who produces things that people don’t need to have but that he for some reason thinks it would be a good idea to give them.”  ~Andy Warhol, Pop Art Pioneer So far, this series has revealed why estate planning for artists is so essential, who […]

Arresting Motion: Estate Planning for Artists

Christi Cottrell / May 14, 2012
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PART IV: HOW? DETERMINING THE TOOLS. “When an artist of talent makes a painting or a sculpture, he is always aware of the potentials and limitations of his materials; the better the artist, the more likely he is to know just what he can and cannot do with them.” ~Bruce Cole, Art Scholar and Senior […]

ARRESTING MOTION: ESTATE PLANNING FOR ARTISTS

Christi Cottrell / April 25, 2012
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Part III: Who? Identifying The Participants. “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts[.]” ~ William Shakespeare’s As You Like It In addition to making clients face their own mortality, estate planning presents an […]

Arresting Motion: Estate Planning for Artists

Christi Cottrell / February 29, 2012
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Part II: Why? Framing the Issue. “Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.” ~Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Arts & Humanities […]

Arresting Motion: Estate Planning for Artists

Christi Cottrell / February 14, 2012
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“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” ~William Faulkner, Author and Nobel Prize Laureate. Part I: The Big Picture. As an estate planning attorney, […]