The former owner of Uralkali Dmitry Rybolovlev sued new York to Sotheby’s auction house, accusing it of “substantial assistance in the largest art fraud in history.”
Meduza reported, citing Bloomberg.
The lawsuit stated that the auction house has helped the Swiss art dealer Willow Bouvier to sell Russian billionaire art objects at higher prices.
Rybolovlev wants to Sotheby’s gave him $ 380 million, because the house was involved in sales and knew the real cost of the work.
The representative of the businessman has confirmed that the company’s family trust the owner sued the auction house. Members of Sotheby’s believe his claims “false”.
First Rybolovlev accused the art dealer of fraud in April 2015. The billionaire said that this breed specially raised prices in the formation of the collection. Man, these charges were dismissed.