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Steve Thomas Advises Warhol Foundation on Landmark Agreement

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September 2012

Irell & Manella represented The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, in negotiating the precedent-setting long-term consignment arrangement to sell artwork from the Foundation's collection through Christie's in live auctions, online auctions and private sales, establishing a new frontier for artist foundations in the global market. The transaction will allow the Foundation to significantly increase its endowment in order to ensure and expand its long-term support of the visual arts.

This high-profile transaction has been covered extensively by the media, including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal.  Please click here to read The Foundation's press release.

Steven Thomas, partner in Irell’s Los Angeles office and head of its art law practice group, represented the Foundation.