Friday, December 1, 2023

Collector Sues Gallery Over Basquiat

football-helmetAn art collector claims a Manhattan gallery owner said he wanted to borrow a Basquiat artwork, Untitled (Football Helmet), to show it “to his family,” then sold it for $300,000 without permission.  The collector, Lio Malca, demands damages for breach of duty as bailee, conversion, and fraud, and wants the art back or $500,000 (the “actual value of the piece”). Via Courthouse News.


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