Artist Jasper Johns' Assistant Accused Of Art Theft

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York on Thursday indicted a former assistant to famed artist Jasper Johns for selling 22 unfinished works without Johns' knowledge or consent.

James Meyer faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for personally raking in $3.4 million on the pieces, which he sold through an art gallery in Manhattan. Meyer had worked as John's assistant for more than 25 years and had access to the artist's finished and unfinished works. He is charged with one...
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