Series 6
Legal files, 1989-2000
Boxes 54 - 56

Scope and Content Note

The series contains records related to the lawsuit brought by Philip Pavia against the Willem de Kooning estate in 1993. Pavia claimed that he had cast several sculptures for de Kooning, which the estate disputed. The case was revisited in 1998 due to questions concerning a violation of the settlement in 1993. The series contains numerous court documents documenting the evolution of the case, photographs of the sculptures in question, press clippings, Pavia's notes about the case, and correspondence, mostly with Pavia's lawyers.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

1993 Lawsuit
Box Folder Content
54 1 Christie's auction, November 8, 1989
54 2 Correspondence, 1989-1994
54 3 Court documents, 1991
54 4 Court documents, June 1992
54 5 Court documents, 1992-1993
54 6 Depositions, 1991
54 7 Exhibition: Sidney Janis Gallery, May-June 1994 [with artwork from the De Kooning Estate]
54 8 Fingerprint analyses, 1993-1994
54 9 Fingerprint analyses, photographs
54 10 Foundry receipts, 1984-1988
55 1 Lien petition, 1990-1991
55 2 Philip Pavia's notes
55 3 Photographs: Lisa De Kooning and her artwork
55 4 Photographs: statues, Pavia, and De Kooning
55 5 Settlement, 1993
1998 Lawsuit
55 6 Correspondence, 1997-2000
55 7 Court documents, 1997
55 8 Court documents, 1998-2000
56 1 Depositions, 1997-2000
56 2 Legal fees, 1997-1999
56 3 Press clippings, 1993-2000
56 4 Settlement, 1998-2000
56 5 Statue appraisal, 1999
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