NYC Museums Hit Back At 'Art Bastard' Antitrust Suit

By Matthew Perlman (April 30, 2018, 5:26 PM EDT) -- New York City museums accused by the painter known as the "Art Bastard" of conspiring to artificially raise prices for work and to block access to the art market urged a New York federal court on Friday to toss his suit, arguing that the theory is "implausible."

The museums, which include the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others, filed a motion to dismiss the suit that was lodged in February by Robert Cenedella, the subject of the 2016 documentary "Art Bastard." The museums said Cenedella's claims that they work with private collectors, galleries and...

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