Celebrity News

Alec Baldwin Claims Art Dealer Mary Boone Frauded Him
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

GTY_alec_baldwin_jef_140514_16x9_992

Summary: Alec Baldwin is suing over his allegedly fraudelent $190,000 painting. 

Alec Baldwin sued prominent art dealer Mary Boone on Monday in New York State Supreme Court. The 30 Rock actor had purchased a painting from Boone years ago, but he said that the authenticity of the work is in question.

  
What
Where


In 2010, Baldwin purchased a painting from Boone’s gallery. Baldwin said he had been promised a painting called “Sea and Mirror” by Ross Bleckner, but that work had been sold at a Sotheby’s auction in 2007. The work Boone gave Baldwin was another Bleckner painting also interestingly-enough called “Sea and Mirror,” but it was not the original.

14PAINTING1-master675

The Ross Bleckner ”Sea and Mirror” painting that Baldwin purchased. Photo courtesy of The New York Times.

In his lawsuit, Baldwin said that Boone had misrepresented which painting Baldwin was buying. Baldwin said Boone went so far as to fraudulently stamp his painting to trick him into thinking he was getting the one that was sold in 2007.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Boone denied Baldwin’s claims, and she said he was trying to intimidate her. Her lawyer Ted Poretz said that Baldwin was “vindictive” and that he was having an “unseemly reaction to his own misunderstanding.” Her lawyer added that she offered him a full refund before he sued; and Boone, who had been in the art scene for decades, had no reason to mislead clients.

Baldwin had paid $190,000 for the painting, and he said he expressed concerns early when the painting arrived and he thought it was too bright and smelled odd. Boone’s lawyer said he had been told he was getting a different version of the painting, but Baldwin denies this.



Do you think Boone misled Baldwin, or is he at fault? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: New York Times

Photo courtesy of ABC News



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Litigation/Law and Motion Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Woodland Hills

Woodland Hills office of our client seeks litigation/law and motion associate attorney with preferab...

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Redwood City

Redwood City office of our client seeks commercial litigation associate attorney with 3-5 years of e...

Apply Now

Immigration Law Associate Attorney

USA-OH-Columbus

Columbus office of our client seeks immigration law associate attorney with 3+ years of experience. ...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Entertainment Paralegal

USA-GA-Atlanta

Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity in...

Apply now

Litigation Secretary

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Greenberg Traurig, a global law firm, currently has an excellent full-time employment opportunity in...

Apply now

Law Clerk - Family Law

USA-MD-Fulton

Small Family Law firm in Howard County, Maryland has an immediate opening for a part-time law clerk....

Apply now

Experienced Family Law Paralegal

USA-MD-Fulton

Busy Howard County Family Law Firm (3 attorneys) is seeking a full-time Paralegal with a colleg...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top