The NY Post is trying to make something positive out of a denial of one of their stories. Last week they reported that Harry Macklowe was the consignor of Christie’s Lichtenstein brushstroke which goes on the block tonight.
The art world has been fixated on the Macklowe divorce because many assume the art works will be sold if Macklowe can establish that the works are joint property even though they are held in his wife’s name:
But Macklowe’s rep told us on Tuesday that “he swore under oath as recently as last week that he has never owned nor had any financial interest in the Lichtenstein painting.” The rep added,
“He also swore that he has paid for every painting, sculpture, antiquity, photograph, graphic and tapestry in their collection since he and Linda Macklowe were married 58 years ago.”