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Dead Celebrity Podcast: Picasso and Art Planning

Pablo Picasso did his family no favors with his (nonexistent) estate plan. Don't let your clients make the same mistake.


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FS_Investments_R_web_black.pngArt collections can be a difficult asset to comprehend. You need to surround yourself with highly qualified and good-intentioned experts to ensure your clients' legacies live on.

In this episode, Senior Editor David Lenok speaks with Sarah McDaniel, CFA and managing director: head of Wealth Strategies Group and Advance Planning Centers at Morgan Stanley, about the massive art collection left behind after the death of one of the world’s most influential artists: Pablo Picasso. As you’ll soon find out, his family had to use much of his collection to pay the estate taxes due upon his death.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why the big winner of not preparing your estate with proper documentation will be the government;
  • How the Picasso Museum in France actually came about;
  • How art assets are taxed differently depending on whether you are the artist or the collector;
  • And more!

Tune in now and take Picasso’s words to heart: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” Take action and protect your clients' estates.

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