Art Crime

Jasper Johns Studio Assistant Charged With Selling 22 Unfinished Works Valued at $6.5 M

Johns in 2003. (Courtesy Getty Images)

The United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced today that it has charged James Meyer, a former studio assistant to Jasper Johns, with interstate transportation of stolen property and wire fraud after he allegedly consigned 22 unfinished works from Mr. Johns’s Connecticut studio to a Manhattan gallery without the artist’s knowledge. The sales of the works allegedly brought in $6.5 million for the gallery, of which $3.4 million went to Mr. Meyer. Read More


Menil Collection Puts Its Interview Archives Online


The Artists Documentation Program, a branch of the Menil Collection, has opened the doors on its impressive collection of artist interviews and placed the whole archive online. Previously only available to curators and art historians, the online project was funded in association with the Whitney and the Harvard Art Museums’ Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art. Read More