Alec Baldwin sues art dealer over $190,000 ‘original’ that wasn’t

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Alec Baldwin is suing a Manhattan art dealer, saying she sold him a version of a painting for $190,000 that was not the original.

In court papers filed on Monday, the Daily News reported, Baldwin claimed art gallery owner Mary Boone sold him an alternative version of artist Ross Bleckner’s Sea and Mirror in 2010.

The actor says Boone told him she could get the original painting. Baldwin said he later had the painting examined by experts who told him it wasn’t the original painting that Bleckner did in 1996. He is suing for the difference in value of the two paintings and attorney fees, it was reported.

Boone’s attorney, Ted Poretz, denied the charges and said Baldwin was made aware from the start he was not getting an original.

News Source TheGuardianNews

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