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Inigo Philbrick, Art Dealer Who Received a Seven-Year Prison Sentence for Fraud, Is Released Early

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Inigo Philbrick, the New York dealer who was later sentenced to seven years in prison for a $86 million wire fraud scheme, has been released. He was sentenced in May 2022, making his prison stay a little less than four years—more than three years less than he was initially expected to serve.

The highly publicized legal saga of Philbrick began in 2019, when accusations surfaced that he had swindled market figures while making deals involving artworks worth millions of dollars. 

Philbrick was once considered to be a rising star in the international art market, with mentors including Jay Jopling at White Cube gallery in London. His fall rattled art elite in New York and beyond. At the time of his initial arrest, he was operating a now defunct gallery in Miami; Jopling had provided its seed money.

Read more: https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/inigo-philbrick-art-dealer-released-prison-1234701364/

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New York Art Dealer Brent Sikkema Has Been Killed in Brazil, His Gallery Confirms

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Well-known New York art dealer Brent Sikkema has died in Brazil, his gallery Sikkema Jenkins & Co confirmed by phone to Artnet. Early reports from Rio de Janeiro have indicated he was murdered.

Sikkema, 75, was found dead at an apartment he owned on Rua José Abreu Fialho in the affluent neighborhood of Jardim Botânico, the Civil Police confirmed in an email to Artnet.

“The Capital’s Homicide Department (DHC) was called in and is investigating the death of Brent Sikkema, 75. Forensics were carried out on the property where the victim’s body was found. Officers will listen to witnesses, are looking for more information and are carrying out other investigations to shed light on the case,” police said

Read more: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/brent-sikkema-murder-rio-2419537

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