Alec Baldwin suing Manhattan art dealer

Actor Alec Baldwin is suing Manhattan art dealer Mary Boone for allegedly defrauding him in the purchase of a US$190,000 (£144,090) painting.

In court papers filed at the New York State Supreme Court on Monday (12 September), Baldwin accused Boone of selling him a 2010 copy of a painting by Ross Bleckner entitled ‘Sea and Mirror’ when she had promised to supply him with the 1996 original. Baldwin even asserts that Boone fraudulently stamped the back of the painting with the gallery inventory number of the original work in an effort to dupe him.  Continue reading