The art in the Amon divorce, which included a Basquiat work pulled from Christie’s sale in 2015 (and had been bought for £2.7m in 2012,) has seen some clarification on the ownership of the art.
According to the New York Post, a judge in the city has ruled in favor of the husband:
Well-heeled socialite Tracey Hejailan-Amon — who, like the former Philippine first lady, is known for her enormous shoe collection — has no right to the art trove, which includes a Basquiat titled “Saxaphone” and a 1966 self-portrait by Andy Warhol, a Manhattan judge ruled last week.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Reed sided with Swiss businessman Maurice Alain Amon in dismissing estranged wife Hejailan-Amon’s action to retain at least partial ownership of the art collection that her soon-to-be ex-hubby placed in storage while she was gallivanting around Europe.
Amon filed for divorce from her in 2015 in Monaco.
The judge found that the artwork was her husband’s property.
Socialite won’t be getting hubby’s $25M art collection (New York Post)