Tag: Dealer

Berlin art dealer suspected of cheating clients has died

The Berlin art dealer Michael Schultz, who was arrested in 2019 on suspicion he cheated customers out of millions of euros, has died at the age of 70, according to German media reports.Schultz died on 28 December after a brief, severe illness, according to Berlin’s Tagesspiegel newspaper. His gallery was declared insolvent in 2019. Before his financial decline and the police investigation, he was ...

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Editors’ Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar, From an Auction for Abortion Rights to a Tribute to Dealer Martha Jackson

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all ET unless otherwise noted.)   Tuesday, December 14–Wednesday, December 15 Michele Pred, Bans Off Our Bodies (2021). Photo courtesy of the artist. 1. “Art Auction to Support Abortion Rights” on ...

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Lawyer Charged with Hiding Millions in Latest Twist in Art Dealer Saga – ARTnews.com

After the death of Daniel Wildenstein, of the multigenerational family owned art dealership Wildenstein & Co., his wife Sylvia accused her stepson Guy Wildenstein of stealing her inheritance—and her lawyer, Claude Dumont-Beghi, sparked a criminal investigation into tax issues related to Guy’s offshore trusts, which were stuffed with $1 billion worth of art. Though Guy was eventually acquitted of tax fraud, in 2017 as ...

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Who’s That Art Dealer in the Beatles Documentary? – ARTnews.com

Just shy of the three-hour mark in episode two of Peter Jackson’s new Beatles documentary Get Back, as the band is rehearsing “Let It Be,” an impeccably dressed gentleman with slicked-back hair glides into the studio while John Lennon looks up and sings, to the tune the nascent song was taking,“Ah, here’s to Robert Fraser.” The film then identifies the visitor, in text at ...

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Dealer Inigo Philbrick Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in New York – ARTnews.com

At a federal court in New York on Thursday, embattled dealer Inigo Philbrick pleaded guilty to wire fraud, marking yet another dramatic turn in a saga that has captured the attention of the international art world. Allegations of the 34-year-old dealer’s wrongdoing first emerged in 2019, when the German art firm Fine Art Partners filed suit in Florida, accusing him of having “refused” to ...

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Dealer Sean Kelly Heads to Los Angeles—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines GO WEST! The New York dealer Sean Kelly is opening a branch in Los Angeles with his son, Thomas Kelly, at the helm, the Financial Times reports. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Kelly’s business, which he began as a private concern before opening a public space in SoHo in 1995. Now headquartered in Hudson Yards, ...

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Art Dealer Bee Tham Lists $13.5 M. Manhattan Townhouse – ARTnews.com

When art dealer Bee Tham opened The Bee in the Lion gallery in New York’s Gramercy Park neighborhood in the spring of 2017, she eschewed the de rigueur penchant for a warehouse-sized space capable of showing Hindenburg-sized installations and instead aimed to create a more intimate environment for looking at, considering and, of course, acquiring contemporary works of art. Indeed, since it opened, the by-appointment-only gallery has been ...

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From Hollywood Haunting the Art World to a Dastardly Dealer: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Picasso, Baby – The Las Vegas auction of Steve Wynn’s Picasso collection netted more than $100 million for Sotheby’s. Mummy Discovery Could Rewrite History – A new National Geographic docuseries reveals that ancient Egyptians had developed highly technical methods of embalming 1,000 years earlier than previously thought. Beeple’s People – The NFT tastemaker is returning to Christie’s to debut a physical artwork estimated to sell for $15 million. ...

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