Art: Christy Case

U. S. artists took note of an item of legal news last week, put it away for future reference. Portrait Painters Gallery, Inc. of Manhattan has long had an oral agreement with Artist Howard Chandler Christy whereby the gallery sent him customers, he to charge sitters a minimum of $4,500 for an oil, the gallery to receive a commission of $1,500. To him months ago they sent a woman client. He charged her $2,500, paid the gallery nothing. On two counts the gallery sued: 1) for the unpaid commission; 2) for $100,000...

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