Billionaire Sean Parker Embroiled in Dispute Over Rubens Work

May 6th, 2020

Tech entrepreneur and Napster founder Sean Parker is embroiled in a dispute over a Peter Paul Rubens work he purchased at Christie’s, after the seller attempted to cancel the sale.  “A consignor sought to cancel a completed auction sale and following repeated attempts to settle the matter amicably, the matter was submitted to arbitration,” a Christie’s spokesperson said. “The arbitrator ruled that Christie’s complied with its contractual obligations and that the successful bidder had lawfully acquired the painting. Christie’s is now seeking to confirm the arbitration award in federal court to conclude this matter, and transfer the painting to the buyer and the significant sale proceeds to the consignor.”

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