Art: Again, Duveen

Sir Joseph Duveen, international art tycoon, has emerged unscathed if not triumphant from three $500,000 libel suits. In 1915 Art Dealer Edgar Gorer failed to prove that Sir Joseph's opinionizing had spoiled the sale of a Kang Hsi vase to the late, great collector Henry Clay Frick. In 1921 Mrs. Harry Hahn of Kansas City brought a suit which only last fortnight came to a bootless halt (TIME, Feb. 18 et seq.). In 1923 suit was brought by the late Art Dealer George Joseph Demotte of Manhattan, which ceased when Mr. Demotte was accidentally...

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