Thursday, June 21, 2007

Another Gee's Bend Lawsuit

Randy Kennedy reports in this morning's New York Times that a third lawsuit has been filed involving the Gee's Bend quilters: "The great-granddaughter of a woman who belonged to a group of quiltmakers in Gee’s Bend, Ala., whose work has become celebrated in the art world, has filed suit against three Atlanta art dealers claiming that they have illegally taken two century-old quilts made by her great-grandmother. The woman, Lucinda Pettway Franklin, contends that one of the dealers, Matt Arnett, asked two years ago to borrow the quilts to have them examined and photographed for a book. But the quilts, along with another made by her mother and an aunt, have not been returned, despite requests, according to the lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in Alabama."

Earlier post on the previous two suits here.