The art advisor Kimberly Gould died on Thursday, October 19, while in Paris for the second edition at Art Basel’s Paris+ art fair. According to a message posted on her Florida-based firm Gould Art Advisory’s website late Monday night, Gould died in her sleep.
“As you can imagine, her family and team are mourning, and there are no words to adequately express the loss of such a warm, loving, and inspirational person,” the firm wrote in its statement.
While an official cause of death has not been publicly released, Gould had for years been grappling with complications stemming from a severe case of Covid-19 in 2020 during which she was hospitalized for a full month in a Boulder, Colorado, and suffered multiple-organ failure.
“As you can imagine, her family and team are mourning, and there are no words to adequately express the loss of such a warm, loving, and inspirational person,” the message reads. “Please keep her husband, Ben, their children, Holland & Will, and family in your prayers.”
Gould Art Advisory was founded in 2002 and was cited as a top advisory firm in a recent ARTnews list of the top 75 art world professionals in the United States.
Gould Art Advisory “offered exclusive access to artwork from both the primary and secondary markets through a secure and confidential global network,” according to its description, and specialized in modern and contemporary art. She earned her master’s degree in contemporary art from the Sotheby’s Institute in London.
In a statement emailed to ARTnews, a representative from Gould Art Advisory said the most up-to-date information about Gould would be posted to the advisory’s website.