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From The Gagosian Inbox: Make a “Cruel and Offensive Offer”

by Paddy Johnson on March 27, 2012
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Gagosian Gallery, get ready to do some serious emergency PR work, because today’s New York Times headline does not look pretty. According to the New York Times’s Randy Kennedy, Jan Cowles, 93, is claiming gallery owner Larry Gagosian sold a 1964 Roy Lichtenstein painting entitled Girl in the Mirror without her consent. The papers, filed Monday, accuse Gagosian of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment, and include a series of emails so depraved, their spectacle is certain to fuel much of the forthcoming press.

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