'Art Bastard' Drops $100M Cartel Case Against NYC Museums

By Anne Cullen (January 18, 2019, 7:04 PM EST) -- The so-called Art Bastard who sued prominent New York City museums claiming the "corporate museum cartel" kept him and others out of the high-end art market has decided to drop his $100 million antitrust suit against the Metropolitan Museum of Art and four others.

Satirical painter Robert Cenedella — dubbed "Art Bastard" in a 2016 documentary film about him — said in an emailed statement Thursday that he's not going to file a revamped complaint in his suit against the museums even though a New York federal judge that dismissed the suit in December left the door open for him to...

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