Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Here's a new one (UPDATED 2X)

The AP: "A man entrusted with helping to sell a $1.3 million painting said it disappeared while he was in a drunken haze, according to a lawsuit filed by a co-owner of the canvas."

UPDATE: Jessica Pressler says: "But probably it'll all work out, now that the value of the painting has been publicized and the cabbie who has the thing in his trunk knows how important it is."

UPDATE 2: The lawsuit has been withdrawn: "[C]o-owner Kristyn Trudgeon is withdrawing her suit against James Carl Haggerty after learning her co-owner - and the person who hired Haggerty - is a convicted art scammer." Josh Duboff: "If there’s anything to be learned from all this, it's that if you hear a tale involving misplaced million-dollar paintings and wasted people, it's a good bet there's more to the story. That, and it's probably a good idea to Google your business partners before going in on famous paintings with them."