Alec Bald­win set­tles suit against art dealer

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - NEWS -

NEW YORK — 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 “sev­en­fig­ure 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 sev­en­fig­ure 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 Mon­day. De­tails of the set­tle­ment were not dis­closed.

Boone told the New York Post’s “Page Six” col­umn the dis­pute was fu­eled by sex­ism.

“Just last week at the Pa­ley Cen­ter, Alec Bald­win ad­mit­ted to bul­ly­ing women and treat­ing women dif­fer­ently than men,” Boone said. “This never would have hap­pened the way it did if I was a male dealer.”

Bald­win told The New Yorker he plans to do­nate half of the set­tle­ment to help re­build a Long Is­land cinema de­stroyed by fire.

Alec Bald­win

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