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July Edition

Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers – Since the beginning of this year, 77 complaints had been filed against this firm with the Better Business Bureau.  On April 7, the Missouri Attorney General Charles Koester announced that he has obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting the 187 year old firm from doing any further business.  In another action, Koester … Continue reading

Perls found not guilty in Calder case

The friendship between sculptor Alexander Calder and his gallery representative Klaus G. Perls turned the two men into “family.”  Unfortunately, the tight bond was recently shattered when Calders’ heirs claimed fraud.   The Calder heirs accused Perls of withholding tens of millions of dollars from the sculptor, selling fakes and cheating taxes by hiding millions of … Continue reading