Degas’ Dancer Two-Steps Back
The New York Post reports today that a NY judge has ordered Degas’ sculpture, “Dancer Looking at Her Right Foot,” to be returned to retired businessman Norman Alexander. Alexander was reportedly conned out of his dance four years ago.
According to the Post:
Alexander, 80, had just suffered a stroke and was in very ill health when he considered selling off his estimated $10 million art collection back in 2004. At the urging of his financial adviser, he gave the Edgar Degas sculpture to a man named Thomas Doyle III to be authenticated. Within 24 hours, Doyle had sold the sculpture for $225,000.