“a glaring example of the commoditization of the art world.”

This is what happens when an artist doesn’t perform to the tunes of an art dealer.

Los Angeles dealer and artist agent Stefan Simchowitz and Dublin dealer Jonathan Ellis King have filed suit against the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, alleging that he breached a contract between them by, among other things, declaring hundreds of signed works inauthentic, potentially costing the dealers $4.45 million in work they own by him.

Via Artnews.

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