Friday, December 15, 2006

The Mysteries of Kingsland

The New York Sun has the latest on William M.V. Kingsland, the "bon vivant boulevardier of the Upper East Side who died last March" intestate and in possession of a bunch of stolen art:

"Since Kingsland's death, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has also been investigating Kingsland. Artwork found stacked in his apartment after his death turned out to be missing or stolen, including a bust of Giacometti and two paintings from Harvard, one by the famous Colonial portraitist John Singleton Copley. ... [Online filings] at the New York County Surrogate's Court listed the value of his estate as $501,000."

Earlier posts on Kingsland (and Melvyn Kohn too) here and here.