Twombly Sues Fred Torres Collaborations for Return of Artwork and Monies Owed
Alessandro Twombly, the artist-son of American painter Cy Twombly, is suing the Fred Torres Gallery and Fred Torres Collaborations for breach of the New York Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, unjust enrichment, breach of their consignment agreement, conversion (any unauthorized act that deprives an owner of personal property without his or her consent), accounting, and replevin (a legal action to recover personal property) .
Twombly alleges that after consigning approximately 93 artworks to Torres, Torres unlawfully withheld and failed to account for the art works created by and belonging to Twombly, despite Twombly’s repeated demands for an accounting of sales of his art works and to have his art works returned to him.
Twombly is suing Torres to secure the safe return of his unsold artworks and for a full and complete accounting of transactions including any and all consigned artworks that are not being returned. Twombly is also asking for consequential damages stemming from the fact that Twombly was unable to sell or exhibit the works Torres allegedly still has and refuses to return. Twombly is also asking for punitive damages as well as costs and attorney’s fees.
Alessandro Twombly v. Fred Torres Complaint (via pdf format)