Mary Boone Settles Lawsuit with Alec Baldwin

November 14th, 2017

Gallerist Mary Boone has settled her lawsuit with actor Alec Baldwin over a Ross Bleckner painting, the New Yorker reports. The piece features an interview with Baldwin in which he outlines his doubts over a work he thought was a copy of the piece he originally wanted.  “When I called up Mary and asked, ‘Why do these paintings look so different?’ she said the owner was a heavy smoker, so Ross had taken the painting off the stretcher and cleaned and repaired it for me, as a courtesy, before delivering it,” he says. “At first, I was not prepared to tell myself it was a fake. I was inclined to believe them, partly because it was Ross, who I respect and whose work I love.”

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