The logistics company blames art-дилера in unpaid bills for storage of paintings
ARTinvestment.RU   12 августа 2020

As compensation, the paintings stored in the warehouse, want to sell under the hammer

Logistics company NYC Art Handlers from Brooklyn filed a lawsuit in the Supreme court of the state of new-Йорк with a demand to recover more than $145 thousand for services rendered for the storage of art with art-дилера and the gallery owner in Chelsea's Fergus McCaffrey. The company argued that it had not received payment on the accounts for the storage of works of art belonging to the gallery McCaffrey, starting in 2016.

Now, according to the case materials, the owner of a NYC Art Handlers Jamil Hoskins asked the court to give him ownership rights in the work, physically located in the storage company to have the possibility of selling these works for recovery of unpaid bills. "My client, Jamil Hoskins worked as a loader <предметов art> and 33 years, I was able to open his own company in order to pay for the storage of paintings by Fergus McCaffrey or chase him so he paid the bills," said plaintiff's attorney Wendy Lindstrom.

the Respondent sees the situation completely-другому. According to McCaffrey, the story of his successful collaboration with NYC Art Handlers runs from 2013. He argues that claims like unpaid bills, there was the logistics company at the end of last year, when the gallery decided to move the storage of paintings in different location. After the gallery announced the logistic company to change its plans for the storage of works, the company began "to ignore requests for move of the works, to add in additional service lines with the facilities that we had to pay, and tried to use the fact of their our work as a lever of pressure on us," commented the owner of the gallery publication Artnet News.

what decision comes, the court, considering all the circumstances, is not yet known. But in any case, this decision creates an interesting precedent for American art-рынке.


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