The artist’s caretaker and others testified in a probate hearing as the estate took stock of Mr. Indiana’s assets and whether they have been well cared for.
A new leader, Michael Novak, takes the reins as the company faces a future without its founding choreographer.
The musician had songwriting credits on some of her hits, and distributing the music rights to those songs will be among the issues ahead.
The late artist’s caretaker, whose loyalty has been questioned by some, will run a foundation that will shepherd Mr. Indiana’s art and create a new museum.
Mr. Indiana’s will left his assets to a foundation to be run by his caretaker, who has been accused in a lawsuit of isolating him from the outside world.
The art collector Hubert Neumann had filed a lawsuit against Sotheby’s to stop the sale of “Flesh and Spirit,” but the judge said he was “a stranger to this piece of art.”
A lawsuit filed by Hubert Neumann, whose family owns a world-class art collection, claims that Sotheby’s has grossly undervalued the painting.
The estate of Harper Lee and the producers of the play are fighting in court over whether the dramatic adaptation is faithful to the spirit of the novel.
The federal suit says that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”