02-16-2012, 02:24 AM #1
Such a sad saga - which continues. All previous history is linked at the end of this latest chapter:
03-15-2012, 10:13 PM #2
NEW YORK — The mystery itself is a masterpiece. A $10 million painting by Degas — a simple figure of a ballerina in a yellow and red tutu pointing her toe – vanished from the New York City apartments of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, and wound up, innocently enough, on the living room wall of Henry Bloch, a Kansas art collector better known as the "H" in the tax company H&R Block. How it got there is a multi-layered tale involving one of the more colorful transactions in the history of high-end art.
For readers who have been following the Clark mystery story on msnbc.com, this episode provides a new piece of evidence that could be important in the legal battle over her $400 million estate. Now we know that her longtime physician, as part of a settlement over the painting, signed a statement swearing to her competency, describing his then-102-year-old patient as "mentally and physically alert." This was in 2008, or three years after she signed a will cutting her family out of any inheritance and planning an art museum in her California home.
03-16-2012, 04:32 AM #3
Apparently she had a huge doll collection. I would love to see it. Fascinating and sad story...England's dancing days are done...
06-17-2012, 06:50 PM #4
I did a piece on one of my blogs on Huguette Clark a couple years ago.
She was a facinating person.
Huguette died last year according to foxnews http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/17...est=latestnews
RIP Huguette Clark.Cindi Lou
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