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Gilbert S. Edelson

Of Counsel
New York Office

Gilbert S. Edelson concentrates his practice in the representation of clients in the visual arts field. He has represented collectors, dealers, artists, museums and other nonprofit corporations in a broad spectrum of art matters including domestic and international transactions for the purchase, sale or consignment of works of art, problems of authenticity, artist-dealer relations, valuation, gifts and estate planning, Holocaust-related claims and taxes.

Gilbert is a trustee of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture and the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. He has served on the boards of the International Foundation for Art Research, the American Federation of Arts and the College Art Association. Gilbert was a member of the advisory committee to the Department of State on the UNESCO Convention on the Illicit Transportation of Works of Art. He lectures widely on the art market and matters involving art law.

While in law school, Gilbert was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Columbia Law Review

Shown below is a selection of Gilbert’s engagements.

Gilbert S. Edelson


  • LLB, Columbia Law School
  • BS, New York University

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Art Dealers Association of America, Administrative Vice President and Counsel
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Art Law Committee
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