NYC Art Museums Antitrust Suit Lacks Specifics, Judge Says

By Jack Newsham (December 17, 2018, 10:23 PM EST) -- A Manhattan federal judge expressed frustration at arguments on Monday with a proposed class action brought by an artist who claims New York's top museums are conspiring with a handful of art galleries to prevent artists like himself from gaining traction, expressing doubt that the claims crossed the line from possible to plausible.

Robert Cenedella, described by art critics as a "gadfly," "an enfant terrible," "a troublemaker" and dubbed "Art Bastard" in a documentary about him, sued the Metropolitan Museum of Art and four other prominent museums in February, saying the "corporate museum cartel" keeps the high-end art market small so...

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