Museums Beat 'Art Bastard's $100M Antitrust Suit, For Now

By Dave Simpson (December 19, 2018, 11:08 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge Wednesday tossed a proposed class action from the so-called "Art Bastard," who claims New York museums conspire with art galleries to keep artists such as himself out, finding he failed to show that his work belongs in the museums but still allowing him another chance.

Robert Cenedella — described by art critics as a "gadfly," "enfant terrible" and "troublemaker," and who's dubbed "Art Bastard" in a documentary film 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 that...

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