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Even More Drama At The Upper Levels

May 2, 2018

Joel Silver

Just the other day we got wind of a lawsuit that Steve Tananbaum has brought against Gagosian Gallery and Jeff Koons; now it seems there is another unhappy collector.  Joel Silver (movie producer) filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court stating that he agreed to purchase a Koons “Venus Balloon” sculpture from Gagosian in 2014 for $8M and has already paid the gallery $3.2M.  The problem, he has yet to receive the piece and delivery dates keep getting pushed back.  Initially, the work was to be completed in 2017, then 2019 and now 2020.


Source: ‘Die Hard’ producer: Jeff Koons and art dealer swindled me too