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Alec Baldwin sues Manhattan art dealer over copy

Associated Press Associated Press 13/09/2016
FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, Alec Baldwin attends the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 50th Anniversary Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. Baldwin is suing a Manhattan art dealer, saying she sold him a version of a painting for $190,000 that was not the original. In court papers filed Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, the Daily News reports Baldwin claims art gallery owner Mary Boone sold him an alternative version of artist Ross Bleckner's "Sea and Mirror" in 2010. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, Alec Baldwin attends the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 50th Anniversary Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. Baldwin is suing a Manhattan art dealer, saying she sold him a version of a painting for $190,000 that was not the original. In court papers filed Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, the Daily News reports Baldwin claims art gallery owner Mary Boone sold him an alternative version of artist Ross Bleckner's "Sea and Mirror" in 2010. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin is suing a Manhattan art dealer, saying she sold him a version of a painting for $190,000 that was not the original.

In court papers filed Monday, the Daily News (http://nydn.us/2c6tATe ) reports Baldwin claims art gallery owner Mary Boone sold him an alternative version of artist Ross Bleckner's "Sea and Mirror" in 2010.

The actor said Boone told him she could get the original painting. Baldwin said he later had the painting examined by experts who told him it wasn't the original painting that Bleckner did in 1996. He's suing for the difference in value of the two paintings and attorney fees.

Boone's attorney, Ted Poretz, denied the charges and said Baldwin was made aware from the start that he was not getting an original.

"Ms. Boone offered him a full refund and took every step to handle this in a professional manner," Poretz said. "Mr. Baldwin's decision to continue this personal attack is not surprising given his history of lashing out against anyone he believes is beneath him."

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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