Alec Baldwin settles lawsuit against New York art dealer
NEW YORK (AP) – Alec Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he accused a prominent art dealer of fraud involving a 1996 Ross Bleckner painting.
The actor told The New Yorker magazine that gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a “seven-figure check” to settle his allegation she sold him a copy of Bleckner’s “Sea and Mirror” rather than the original.
“Maybe I’ll have Ross paint a picture of the seven-figure check that Mary paid me to settle,” Baldwin, who paid $190,000 for the painting, told the magazine.
The parties informed a court of the agreement on Monday. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.