The law of gifts was set forth in the classic case of Gruen
v. Gruen, 68 N.Y.2d 48, 505 N.Y.S.2d 849, 496
N.E.2d 869 (1986) , a case concerning the gifting of a
painting by Gustav Klimt, the Austrian modernist.
reiterated in Gruen that the elements
of a valid inter vivos gift are intent...
How does one gift an 1,100 pound
sculpture? The New York Court of Appeals
recently revisited the law of gifts in the context of determining the validity
of such a gift by the deceased sculptor's widow. Mirvish v. Mott , 18 N.Y.3d 510, 2012 N.Y. LEXIS 266 (2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis...